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  Amor De Cosmos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
De Cosmos remained as editor of the Colonist through 1863, and quickly established himself as an opponent of the administration of Sir James Douglas, governor of the colony and the former Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company for Vancouver Island.
De Cosmos was a liberal reformer cast in the mould of John Locke and John Stuart Mill.
It was, however, De Cosmos' attempt to alter the terms of union in order to obtain monetary guarantees from the federal government to complete a dry dock at Esquimalt that eventually led to accusations of impropriety, and ended his provincial political career.
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 Amor De Cosmos (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
De Cosmos served as a member of the legislative assembly of Vancouver Island from 1863 to 1866 and was appointed to British Columbia's legislative council in 1867.
Amor De Cosmos was the premier of British Columbia, Canada, from December 23, 1872, to February 11, 1874 and was concurrently a Liberal member of the Canadian House of Commons.
Amor De Cosmos is interred in the Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia.
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 MHS Transactions: Was Amor de Cosmos The Louis Riel of British Columbia?
De Cosmos was one of the elected members in the Legislative Council and early in 1867 he moved the first resolution asking for admission to Confederation.
De Cosmos probably expected to be called upon to serve as the first Premier but the honor went instead to J. McCreight In addition to serving in the new Legislative Assembly, De Cosmos was also chosen as one of the first two members from Victoria to sit in the House of Commons.
De Cosmos made his last speech in the House of Commons during a debate in 1882 on whether Canada should be able to negotiate her own commercial treaties.
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 Amor De Cosmos
Amor De Cosmos was born William Alexander Smith in Windsor, Nova Scotia on August 20, 1825.
De Cosmos was an outspoken critic of the upper class in Victoria.
Today, Amor De Cosmos is still well remembered for his role in early British Columbia history as a politician and for the newspaper he founded which is still in existence.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
De Cosmos was himself defeated in Victoria City, which returned Helmcken, a former speaker of the Vancouver Island House of Assembly, HBC surgeon, and Douglas’s son-in-law, and Helmcken’s running mate Montague William Tyrwhitt-Drake*.
De Cosmos retained his seat for Victoria District and was at the same time elected mp for Victoria in the series of by-elections that added six members to the House of Commons from the new province.
De Cosmos’s opponents, grouped around Colonist proprietor Higgins and including Helmcken, with Robson as their spokesman in the provincial legislature, were sponsoring two candidates in Victoria in the expectation that De Cosmos, elected in 1871 and 1872, would stand for re-election.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=40188   (4941 words)

 Early BC Newspapers
The sincerity of De Cosmos' notion of "reform" has been interpreted by one author to mean the "…reshaping of the government in terms of his own ideas" [24].
De Cosmos did not believe that Governor Douglas was capable of representing the interests of British Columbia because Governor Douglas was "serving two masters," the British Colony and the Hudson's Bay Company [27].
De Cosmos had his own opinions: he was against dance halls, believing that they offended public morality; and he was anti-American [28].
www.library.ubc.ca /spcoll/displays/EarlyBCnws/nwsColonist.htm   (573 words)

 de Cosmos, Amor
de Cosmos, Amor, newspaper editor, politician, premier of BC (b William Alexander Smith at Windsor, NS 20 Aug 1825; d at Victoria, BC 4 July 1897).
De Cosmos promoted CONFEDERATION with Canada, but organized a "Confederation League" to get RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT in the "Terms of Union." When both were achieved (1871), he was elected to the new provincial legislature as well as the House of Commons.
De Cosmos's last years were marked by growing eccentricity and finally, in 1895, madness.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002171   (309 words)

 Confederation for Kids: Amor De Cosmos
Cosmos was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, on August 29, 1825, with the name William Alexander Smith.
When he was 29 he changed his name to Amor De Cosmos, which means "love of the universe" or "love of order".
Cosmos was declared "of unsound mind" in 1895.
www.collectionscanada.ca /confederation/kids/h2-1530-e.html   (150 words)

 Amor De Cosmos - Canadian Confederation
Amor De Cosmos was born William Alexander Smith in Windsor, Nova Scotia, the son of Jesse Smith and Charlotte Esther McKievers.
In 1858, De Cosmos moved to the colony of Vancouver Island, settling in Victoria.
De Cosmos was a founding member of the Confederation League in 1868.
www.collectionscanada.ca /confederation/023001-2315-e.html   (660 words)

 The Daily British Colonist
After Canadian Confederation in 1867, De Cosmos was elected to the British Columbia legislature, and was at the same time, elected as a Member of Parliament to Ottawa.
De Cosmos, on the other hand, turned the proclamation to his advantage, declaring that it "infringed the constitutional rights" of the colonists.
Nowhere in print does de Cosmos hint that he could not afford the bonds; indeed, the opposite is implied.
freemasonry.bcy.ca /biography/de_cosmos_a/b_colonist.html   (1005 words)

 Scenic drives at travel-victoria.com - Ross Bay Cemetery
Amor de Cosmos was the second Premier of British Columbia and the first Premier born in Canada.
De Cosmos resigned as B.C. premier in 1874, continuing as MP for Victoria until 1882.
De Cosmos resigned as BC premier in 1874 and died in 1897.
www.travel-victoria.com /scenicdrives/drivetour22.htm   (429 words)

 Amor de Cosmos
Born William Alexander Smith In Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1825, de Cosmos arrived in Victoria from California in June of 1858.
De Cosmos founded the Daily British Colonist only to sell it in 1863 and in 1870 start another Victoria newspaper, The Standard.
De Cosmos resigned as B.C. premier on February 9, 1874, continuing as MP for Victoria until 1882.
freemasonry.bcy.ca /biography/de_cosmos_a/de_cosmos_a.html   (145 words)

 The Smallpox Epidemic of 1862 (Victoria BC)--Press and Propaganda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
De Cosmos' rather flamboyant nature is shown by his name change from William Alexander Smith to Amor De Cosmos (Lover of the World).
In terms of race issues, De Cosmos's views seem to have been more strongly racist than those of some other colonists, but they were also representative of general trends.
As Robin Fisher points out, "the love of Amor De Cosmos, rather than being cosmic, had distinct limitations, and it was not extended to include the Indians.
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 A. de Comos Daguerrean Photo Studio - Columbia State Historic Park
Amor de Cosmos traveled throughout the Mother Lode, and settled in Columbia in the 1850's for a brief period.
Amor de Cosmos left California in 1858 and settled on Vancouver Island where he was elected premier of the province for two years and represented Victoria at Ottawa.
Amor de Cosmos was quite controversial; and during his later years, his behavior became very eccentric.
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 BCGNIS Geographical Name Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Amor de Cosmos Creek adopted in the 19th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 July 1927; form of name changed to Amor DeCosmos Creek (ie.
After Amor De Cosmos, second premier of British Columbia, 1872-74, and one of the most prominent figures in early political history in BC; a leader in the battle for responsible government and in the agitation for Confederation with the Dominion of Canada.
By act of the California Legislature, in 1854 he changed his name to Amor De Cosmos, a mixture of Latin, French and Greek which he mistranslated as "Lover of the World".
www.env.gov.bc.ca /bcgn-bin/bcg10?name=1486   (371 words)

 Victoria Daily Colonist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Its founder and editor was Amor de Cosmos, a native of Nova Scotia who himself started life as plain Bill Smith.
De Cosmos used the Colonist to promote his fiery reformist ideas and opposition to James Douglas, governor of what was then the British colony of Vancouver Island.
De Cosmos became British Columbia's second premier in 1872.
members.tripod.com /~Hughdoherty/colonist.html   (1026 words)

 NASA's Cosmos
The paths of three representative near-Earth asteroids, 1221 Amor, 1862 Apollo and 2062 Aten, all come closer to the Sun than most asteroids, located in the main belt beyond the orbit of Mars.
Amor crosses the orbit of Mars, and almost reaches the Earth’s orbit.
Apollo crosses the orbits of Mars, Earth and Venus (not shown).
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 British Columbia History
Amor de Cosmos (a Nova Scotian named Bill Smith) had come here in 1858 and started the British colonist newspaper.
Shortly thereafter, the Confederation League was also formed by de Cosmos, along with three other men who came to B.C. from Canada.
The League adopted various resolutions prepared by de Cosmos for the incorporation of British Columbia into Confederation.
www.westcan.org /westcan/bchist.htm   (1600 words)

Each of us played one of the Fathers, and -- predictably, given our age -- our main goal was to make lots of noise and get as much attention as possible.
As Amor de Cosmos, an eccentric British Columbian confederation advocate who spent his final years in an insane asylum, I distinctly recall flinging my pencil across the room and threatening to pull out of the conference as the beleaguered kid playing John A. Macdonald looked on in horror.
And if memory serves, my classmate playing Upper Canada's George Brown -- who, unlike de Cosmos, was actually in Charlottetown for the real thing -- routinely performed something approximating a filibuster and stormed out of the classroom at least once per session.
www.adamradwanski.com /column281004.html   (720 words)

 Texada Heritage Society, Texada Island, British Columbia, Canada
Texada remained silent until 1871 when Harry Trim a fisherman and a homesteader in Blubber Bay, stopped one day to examine the rusty red area on the hillside some three miles West of Gillies Bay.
The result of this discovery and the subsequent actions of Trim caused a scandal that rocked the Province and overthrew the Government of Amor de Cosmos.
This scandal would draw the interest of many who would bring about the most interesting and historical period of mining on the coast.
www.texadaheritagesociety.com /index.htm   (225 words)

 George Anthony Walkem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walkem moved to then Colony of British Columbia in 1862 and served as a member of the appointed Legislative Council from 1864 to 1870 and was a supporter of Canadian confederation.
With the admission of the colony into Canada, Walkem was elected to the provincial legislature from the riding of Cariboo in 1871 and became Attorney-General in the cabinet of Premier Amor De Cosmos and succeeded him to become the third Premier of British Columbia.
Walkem's government pressured Ottawa to meet its commitment to build a railway to the Pacific Ocean but was initially unsuccessful.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Anthony_Walkem   (487 words)

 Victoria Daily Colonist: last night of publication
A "WAKE" FOR THE DEATH OF THE DAILY COLONIST was held in the newsroom after the last edition that Sunday night, and then-news editor Dave Brown sent along this picture of the occasion.
Surrounding a portrait of the Colonist founder, Amor de Cosmos, some members of the staff wore fl armbands.
Hogbin remembers that "afterwards we all went to Amor's grave at Ross Bay cemetery and drank to his health," while insults were hurled at Lord Thomson, whose newspaper organization owned the Colonist at the time.
members.tripod.com /~Hughdoherty/lastcolonist.html   (517 words)

 Early BC Newspapers
Attempting to censor the Colonist, which under Amor De Cosmos was highly critical of the colonial government, Governor Douglas imposed a bond of £800 to be paid by the paper.
In 1866, Amor De Cosmos sold his stake in the British Colonist to D. Higgins, founder of the Victoria Daily Chronicle.
In 1866, D. Higgins, founder of the Victoria Daily Chronicle, purchased Amor De Cosmos' British Colonist, and the merger created the Daily British Colonist and Victoria Chronicle.
www.library.ubc.ca /spcoll/displays/EarlyBCnws/nwsImages.htm   (328 words)

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 Eric Eric Wilson Emily Carr Mystery
With a laugh, and an arrogant wave of his hand at the other vessel, Paris took the Amor de Cosmos safely out of danger.
Amor de Cosmos means `lover of the universe'."
The Amor de Cosmos powered forward, moving in on the mysterious Outlaw.
members.shaw.ca /ericwilsonweb/nextbook.htm   (1594 words)

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