Meet NOTL's John Richardson!

Major John Richardson was born in Newark, Ontario (Niagara-on-the-Lake) in 1796, served a long career in the military including the War of 1812, policed the Welland Canal, and has been called Canada's first novelist.

The Archives now has Hugh MacDougall's research collection on this interesting literary figure.

You can see the finding aid for the collection here -

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