"Tiger" Dunlop 1792-1848 - Ontario Heritage Trust

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"Tiger" Dunlop 1792-1848

In the nearby tomb is buried Dr. William Dunlop, physician, author, woodsman, soldier, politician and raconteur. Born in Scotland, he served in Canada as an army surgeon during the War of 1812. His writings, including articles based on his residence in India 1817-19, won him a place among the witty contributors to Blackwood's Magazine with the title of "Tiger." In 1826, he emigrated to Upper Canada. As "Warden of the Forests" for the Canada Company, he assisted John Galt in opening up the Huron Tract and in 1827 founded Goderich. Dunlop was member for Huron 1841-46 and wrote two books about Canada.

Location

At Dunlop's Tomb historic site, Highway 21, just north of Goderich

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Huron

Municipality: Twp of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh

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