Donald Smith and Canadian Pacific Railway

Donald Smith and Canadian Pacific Railway

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Caption: Donald Smith and Canadian Pacific Railway. Historical image of the Scottish-Canadian philanthropist Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, (1820-1914) driving in the last spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). Smith co-founded the CPR. He was Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1896-1914 and became commissioner, governor and principal shareholder of the Hudson's Bay Company. Photographed on 7th November 1885. Image from Histoire de la locomotion terrestre, by Charles Dollfus and Edgar de Geoffroy, France, 1935.

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