Wakefield, Edward Gibbon


Wakefield, Edward Gibbon
(1796-1862)
   Born in London, England. Educated at Westminster and at Edinburgh. One of the founders of the National Colonization Society in 1830. In 1838 accompanied Lord Durham (q.v.) to Canada as unofficial adviser. Assisted Durham in drawing up the Report on the Affairs of British North America. In 1843 elected to the Canadian Parliament; at the same time secret adviser to Sir Charles Metcalfe. Founded the Colonial Reform Society, 1850. In 1853 removed to New Zealand and became adviser to the acting governor, Colonel Robert Wynyard.
   Index: BL Private adviser to Sir Charles Bagot, 150; attacked by Tory press, 150; elected for Beauharnois, 177; his views on colonization, 177; in Canada with Durham, 177-178; his share in the Report, 178; his land scheme, 178; relations to Bagot and Metcalfe, 178; attacks La Fontaine-Baldwin party, and defends Metcalfe, 218-220.
   Bib.: Dict. Nat. Biog.; Garnett, Edward Gibbon Wakefield; Dent, Last Forty Years.

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