Waddington, Alfred Pendrell

WADDINGTON, Alfred Pendrell, entrepreneur (b 6 Oct 1801, London, England; d 27 Feb 1872, Ottawa). Educated in Germany and France, he was involved in a series of failed business ventures before immigrating in 1850 to California. There he prospered as a grocery merchant during the GOLD RUSH. He came north to VICTORIA in 1858 to establish a branch of the business. His book The Fraser Mines Vindicated (1858) was the first book published in BC. An advocate of democratic reform, he was elected to the...

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