Ville de Montréal
Ville de Montréal
Group of Archivists of the Region of Montréal
Chapter 7 IntroductionHochelaga 1500-1642Ville-Marie 1642-1665Heart of an Empire 1699-1763Small French Town 1665-1760Conquered City 1760-1800British Commercial Takeover 1800-1850Industrial City 1850-1896Canada's Metropolis 1896-1914North-American City 1914-1929Depression and War 1930-1945Modern City 1945-1960Québec's Metropolis 1960-1992ConclusionQuizEducational Resources

A prominent city

The impact of

A British city with a
French heartbeat

William C. MacDonald.
Portrait of William C. MacDonald (1831-1917).
MacDonald was a tobacco manufacturer and, during the 1850-1914 era, McGill's most generous philanthropist. He was a governor and chancellor of the university and funded the construction of many buildings including MacDonald College. He also provided funds to establish numerous scholarships and chairs.
Source : McGill University Archives, PR014560.