History of the County of Lennox and Addington
Walter S. Herrington, K.C. (1913)
This area we now call the County of Lennox and Addington seems to have been little inhabited until it was decided to use it to "house" a good number of the incoming United Empire Loyalists, the first of whom arrived in 1784 before the government's land survey teams had finished laying out the concessions which made up "the first five townships."
Having made a thorough exposé of the areas initial inhabitation the author goes on to devote individual chapters to local government, Commerce, Schools, Recreation, Banks, Churches and Newspapers... Similarly, he discusses the main centers of population in individual chapters in proportion to their importance to the counties development.
Finally, and arguably most importantly, the author devotes the last 72 pages of the book to biographical sketches of, " ... men who have filled the important public offices within the gift of the people of Lennox and Addington...." He should have said "men and their families" however and this shouldn't be taken to mean that the "ordinary" citizens do not get mentioned. Although not formally identified as "biographies," in the course of giving this history, the author frequently identifies the key "players," and where he could he provides any personal information he had to hand. As a result there is personal information on hundreds more early citizens than would be apparent from reading the biographies section alone.
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