Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). British-backed Canadian firm, headed by US railroad building genius (Sir William Cornelius Van Horne) gets the deal: $25 million, 25 million acres (100,000 km2), already completed sections free, all under-construction sections finished free, 20 year monopoly as only railway and 20-year control over rate-setting.
Britain gifts part of HMS Resolute to U.S. for saving that Arctic exploration ship
^An Act Respecting the Canadian Pacific Railway. Accessed 14 October 2019 [members.kos.net]
^Gordon W. Smith, "The Transfer of Arctic Territories from Great Britain to Canada[...]," Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America, Vol. 14, No. 1 (1961), pgs. 62-3. Accessed 14 October 2019 [journalhosting.ucalgary.ca]
^"A Morbid Nationalism," Canadian Illustrated News (November 11, 1880), pg. 2. Accessed 27 September 2019 [numerique.banq.qc.ca]
^Walt Whitman's Diary in Canada (1904), pgs. 24-5. Accessed 27 September 2019 [archive.org]
^United States Department of State, Index to the Executive Documents of the House of Representatives for the Third Session of the Forty-Sixth Congress, 1880-'81 (No. 354, August 26, 1880), pg. 525. Accessed 27 September 2019 [digicoll.library.wisc.edu]