Head Sir Edmund Walker
Head, Sir Edmund Walker (1805-68), anf able Colonial governor, was the son of an Essex clergyman. He was educated at Winchester and Oxford, where he held a fellowship of Merton for seven years. In 1841 he was made a Poor Law
Commissioner, and an article by him on Sdtlement in the Edinburyh Review was circulated as a reprint by Government authority. From 1847 to 1854 he was Governor of New Brunswick, and from the latter year till 1861 was Governor-General of Canada. After retiring from this post, he became a Civil Service Commissioner. He was an intimate friend of Sir G. C. Lewis (q.v.), whose Essays on the Administrations of Great Britain he edited, and was also an accomplished linguist.