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CAMERON, Sir Roderick William, capitalist, born in Glengarry County, Canada, 25 July, 1825. He was educated at the grammar-schools of Williamstown and Kingston, and came to New York. where he established, in 1852, a line of packet ships to Australia, through the agency of John Ogden, who acted as broker. The line continues to the present day, and the firm of R. W. Cameron & county is well and favorably known in this country and in Australia. Sir Roderick was a delegate to Washington from Canada in 1849 and 1850, to advocate a reciprocity treaty, and has been honorary commissioner from Australia to the International exhibitions at Philadelphia in 1876, and Paris in 1878, and from Canada to those of Sydney and Melbourne in 1880 and 1881. His report on the Australian exhibitions, and on Australian statistics, has been published as a blue book by the dominion government. He is a member of the geographical societies of New York and England, and is vice-president of the Canadian club of New.. York city. Sir Roderick is an advocate of outdoor sports of all kinds, as contributing to improve the physique and health of both sexes, and claims that there is already apparent a great improvement in the habits and appearance of the present generation, resulting from a love of such sports. Sir Roderick has done much, by his judgment and liberality, for the improvement of the thoroughbred horse in this country. He was the importer of Leamington, the sire of Iroquois, win- ner of the Derby and St. Leger in England, and many other well-known horses.
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