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Sir Charles Edward Saunders 1867-1937

Sir Charles Edward Saunders

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted September, 2011

Sir John Carling Sir John Carling

Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
In the entrance foyer of City Hall
on the northeast corner of
Dufferin Avenue and Wellington Street

Coordinates: N 42 59.277 W 81 14.750


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Plaque Text

Born at London, educated at Toronto and Johns Hopkins, Saunders was Dominion Cerealist at the Experimental Farm, Ottawa (1903-22), and there, in 1904, developed the famous Marquis wheat which was first used by farmers in 1910. An improved variety of Marquis, introduced in 1947, bears his name. He also developed Ruby, Garnet and Reward, wheat varieties particularly adapted to Prairie conditions. His enormous contributions to agriculture were recognized in his election to the Royal Society of Canada in 1921 and in his being named as first recipient of the Flavelle Medal in 1925. He died at Toronto.

Another plaque at this location
Sir John Carling 1828-1911

Related Ontario plaques
Central Experimental Farm
World Championship Wheat 1954
Red Fife Wheat
William Saunders 1836-1914



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