• 1846 Common Schools Act

    Printed black ink text in various fonts, on mottled beige paper, bound with string lower right.
    January 01 1846

    Title Page of An Act for the Better Establishment and Maintenance of Common Schools in Upper Canada

    Egerton Ryerson, printed by Stewart Derbishire and George Desbarats, Montreal

    Printed paper

    AO.03

    The 1846 Common Schools Act was Ryerson's first attempt at reforming the school system.