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Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
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Dr. Thomas J. Khattar Collection
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Xenophon's history of the affairs of Greece, in seven books : being a continuation of the Peloponnesian war; from the time where Thucydides ends to the battle at Mantinea; to which is prefixed an abstract of Thucydides, and a brief account of the land and naval forces of the ancient Greeks
This book is a description of the cultural and social life of ancient Greece, specifically in times of war. Chapters include information on the Peloponnesian Wars, as well as an account of the strengths of the Greek army and navy. It also includes information on the mythology surrounding Greek culture and the overall importance of myths to a culture immersed in warfare. A lengthy description of the Battle of Mantinea is included, as well as information on the sacking and plundering of the Temple of Minerva.
Words, facts, and phrases : A dictionary of curious, quaint, & out-of-the-way matters
This book is a dictionary of curious phrases. It contains over 4,000 entries.
Wooden ships and iron men : the story of the square-rigged merchant marine of British North America, the ships, their builders and owners, and the men who sailed them
This book is a description of the shipping industry in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain during the 19th century, with a special focus on the square-rigged ships of the merchant marine. Chapters include information on the Bluenose, ship building in Lunenburg and New Brunswick, the booming ship industry of the 1850's, and several other descriptions of ships built during the latter part of the 19th century. The importance of Quebec to the Atlantic shipping industry is also discussed, as many square-rigged ships were built in Quebec. A number of photographs and illustrations of ships are included in this book.
Wood family, Sackville, New Brunswick : being a genealogy of the line from Thomas Wood, of Rowley, Massachusetts born about 1634, to Josiah Wood, of Sackville, New Brunswick, born in 1843; with ... collateral lines
This book is a history of the Wood family in New Brunswick. It was gathered together as a genealogy for Senator Wood of Sackville and contains generations dating back to the mid-17th century. Each section describes a different generation, along with names, dates of birth and death, and a brief biography of each. An appendix is included that contains letters written by several members of the family.
With the first Canadian contingent
This is a book describing the Canadian troop involvement in the First World War. Several chapters give details on fighting on the front lines in Germany, as well as information on the calvary brigades and trench warfare. There are many examples of battles that Canadian troops fought in, along with letters from the front lines that were sent home to loved ones. Many photographs from the battlefield are included.
William Cobbett on New Brunswick : a paper read before the New Brunswick Historical Society in 1904
This text is a paper read before the New Brunswick Historical Society in 1904. It contains some biographical information on William Cobbett, a British political journalist who was posted to New Brunswick with his regiment in 1785. Sections of the book also include historical references from the province of New Brunswick, Cobbetts dealing with English politicians, such as the Duke of Kent, as well as troop movements between St. John and Halifax. Some discussion of Quebec and areas in New England is also included.
William Black, the apostle of Methodism in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
This book is a biography of Methodist minister William Black, who spread Methodism through the Maritime Provinces of Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries. Chapters include discussion of his early life, his work with Charles Wesley, as well as his movement to convert the Acadian population to Methodism. Several anecdotes about Black's travels throughout New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are included as well.
Wilderness journeys in New Brunswick, in 1862-3
This book is a description of the author's travels in New Brunswick during the mid-19th century. It contains information on the rivers and forests, as well as areas that would be interesting for a tourist to explore. It also contains information on the Melecite tribe, their customs and rituals, as well as the Micmacs. Other chapters deal with the rivers Miramichi and the Nashwack, as well as several waterfalls in the New Brunswick wilderness.
Where was St. Patrick born? a paper read publicly by D. Macintosh MacGregor in several places
A paper published in Port Hood, Nova Scotia. It discusses the uncertainty surrounding the birthplace of St. Patrick. This book includes the theories by several Catholic priests and other religious figures.
This book is a travel diary depicting the author's travels throughout Western Canada and the United States. Chapters discuss in detail travels through Wyoming, Yellowstone, the Rocky Mountains, and areas in California. The climate and environment of these regions is discussed, as well as the local Native American populations. Some illustrations are also included.
Western border life, or, What Fanny Hunter saw and heard in Kanzas [sic] and Missouri
This book is a fictitious tale about a New England school teacher who goes to Kansas to teach children. Throughout the story, many allusions are made to conditions in the State of Kansas at the time. Chapters include commentary on the government, racial problems, and poverty that was endemic in mid-19th century Kansas. It deals with the struggle to make Kansas a free State.
Voyages to Portugal, Spain, Malta, Asia Minor, Egypt, &c. &c. from 1796 to 1801 : with an historical sketch, notes and occasional reflections
This book is an account of the author's travels throughout the Mediterranean, including Gibralter, Lisbon, Sicily, Stromboli and Egypt. It also includes descriptions of the environment, religions, and cultures in each of these areas. Chapters include information on earthquakes and volcanoes, as well as shipwrecks and other obstacles the author was required to overcome throughout his travels.
Voyages of a merchant navigator of the days that are past
This book documents the author's travels throughout the world as a navigator in the 19th century. Chapters discuss the American Revolution, the cultivation of commercial tastes, travelling from China to Calcutta, adventures in Chile, England, and Peru. The blockade of the coast of Peru is also discussed, along with the author's troubles in securing finances from the publication of his book. A portrait of Richard Cleveland is included.
Voyages and travels, mainly during the 16th and 17th centuries
This text presents accounts of several voyages and travels from the 16th and 17th centuries. Chapters include sections on Captain Roger Bodenham's voyage to Scio, John Hawkins' travels to the West Indies, several depositions from the English Admiralty, and Thomas Sanders' journey to Tripoli. Some discussion of De Soto's travels through Florida is also included.
Voyage fait par ordre du roi en 1750 et 1751, dans l'Am??rique Septentrionale : pour rectifier les cartes des c??tes de l'Acadie, de l'Isle Royale & de Terr-Neuve; et pour en fixer les principaux points par des observations astronomiques
This book contains information on several areas in the Maritimes, including Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, and Newfoundland. A large section deals with the Fortress of Louisbourg as well as Acadia and the Acadian population. French involvement at Louisbourg is discussed, as well as observations on the latitude and longitude of several different areas, for example, Isle Royale, Sable Island, and Louisbourg. There are several maps included within this book.
Voyage autour du monde
This book describes the author's journey around the world. Chapters include information on North America, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. In each region the author describes the main cities, the local customs, climate, and religions. Several photographs of these areas are included in this text. One section of the book deals specifically with Montreal.
Voyage ?á Terre-Neuve
This book describes the author's travels throughout Newfoundland, as well as St. Pierre and Miquelon, and Nova Scotia. One chapter contains a section devoted to the town of Sydney in Cape Breton, as well as a brief history of the area. Most of the text is devoted to Newfoundland however, and the history, customs, and population of Newfoundland is discussed at length. The cities of St. John's and Halifax are also described in detail.
Visits to monasteries in the Levant
This book is a documentation of the author's travels throughout much of the Levant during the early 19th century. Chapters describe several different monasteries, such as the White Monastery, the Monastery of St. Sabba, Mount Athos, and the monasteries at Meteora. Each of these chapters contains structural information, discussion on the history of the monastery, geographical information, and superstitions based around the monastery. Several illustrations are included in this text.
Visit of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, to the British North American provinces and United States, in the year 1860
This book documents the visit of Edward, the Prince of Wales, to Canada in 1860. Chapters deal with his travels throughout Canada and the United States, including a section on his arrival in Halifax, which included a Micmac Indian celebration and is said to be one of the most memorable parts of his journey. Also discussed are his travels through Kingston, Toronto, Washington, and several other cities, as well as the celebrations that accompanied his arrival in these areas.
Unexplored Syria : Visits to the Libanus, the Tul??l el Saf?í, the Anti-Libanus, the northern Libanus, and the 'Al?íh
These volumes contain geographical, architectural and cultural information on several areas in Syria, as well as Lebanon. Chapters include sections on the volcanic region east of Damascus, the Cedars of Lebanon, the Valley of the Saints, and architecture in Syria. Much botanical information from these regions is included, such as wild growths and vegetation on the northern slope of Mount Lebanon. There are also several sections that deal with translating proverbs and religious teachings. Several illustrations are included in these texts..
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