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Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
Cape Breton University - MacDermaid Music and Stories
Cape Breton University - Micmac News-The complete run from 1965-1991
Dr. Thomas J. Khattar Collection
Material Culture Review
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton News
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Cape Breton University - The Sydney Booster
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam' is a poem written in the tenth century by a well-known Persian poet. This book contains the poem itself, a brief introduction, and several explanatory notes. Illustrations are included on each page of this book, along with the lines of poetry.
The Rub?íiyat of H?ífiz
This text contains the Arabic poem 'The Rubaiyat of Hafiz', as well as explanatory notes and an appendix to the introduction. There is also some information about the author, as well as some discussion of his other works.
The Right Honourable annuitant vindicated : with a word or two in favour of the other great man, in case of his resignation, in a letter to a friend in the country
This pamphlet is a satire on William Pitt the Elder and the Duke of Newcastle. It discusses the state of British politics during the 18th century, as well as economic theory. Some information on the London Gazette is included, as well as the monarchy and British citizenship.
The resources and prospects of America : ascertained during a visit to the States in the autumn of 1865
This book is a discussion of the economic and industrial conditions in the United States during the mid 19th century. Chapters include sections on population, agriculture, manufacturing, minerals, commerce, railroads, and finance. Each of these categories is explained in great detail, with several sub-categories dealing with such topics as the diffusion and occupations of the population, textile and machine manufacturing, coal and iron production, imports and exports, the American railway, taxation and revenue. All of these are discussed, along with an explanation of the importance of each to the American economy. Several illustrations are included.
The railroad jubilee : an account of the celebration commemorative of the opening of railroad communication between Boston and Canada, Sept. 17th, 18th, and 19th, 1851
This book documents the Railroad Jubilee, a celebration in Boston for the opening of railroad communication between the United States and Canada. Chapters include some history of Boston, such as the establishment of the first American newspaper in 1709, and the beginnings of the postal service. The Jubilee was celebrated in both Canada and the United States, with many important politicians invited to take part, such as Lord Elgin. An overview of the festivities for all three days is included within this text.
The Queen of Sheba & her only son Menyelek : being the history of the departure of God & His Ark of the Covenant from Jerusalem to Ethiopia, and the establishment of the religion of the Hebrews & the Solomonic line of kings in that country
Also known as the Kebra Nagast, this is a translation of the Ethiopic text. It explains how the Hebrew religion was established in Ethiopia, where the Ark of the Covenant is now kept. The most important element in this book, however, is its discussion of the Solomonic dynasty of kings in Ethiopia, through the Queen of Sheba and her son. Chapters include information on Solomon's rule, his resignation to do the will of God, his return to Jerusalem where he founded his dynasty, and the rule of his sons. Other chapters include text devoted to the Virgin Mary, the nobles of Ethiopia pledging allegiance to Solomon, and the importance of the Hebrew religion in Ethiopia. Several religious illustrations are included throughout this book, along with descriptive text.
The Quebec bridge, 1908-1918 : over the St. Lawrence River near the city of Quebec on the line of the Canadian National Railways
This book is a history of the construction of the Quebec Bridge over the St. Lawrence River. Chapters include information on the council sessions, legal tenders, design considerations, and erection of the bridge itself. The construction of the bridge is discussed in great detail, as well as stress tests and the specifications for the sub- and super-structure. A number of photographs are included with this text.
The public records of Nova Scotia : their history and present condition
This book is a collection of the records of Nova Scotia from the late 19th century until 1920. Sections include information on finances, census figures, the French Acadians in Nova Scotia, as well as criminal records and information on Cape Breton Island. There are a number of charts contained within this text.
The public economy of Athens, in four books : to which is added, A dissertation on the silver-mines of Laurion
These books discuss the economy of the ancient Greek city of Athens. Chapters iprovide information on pricing and wages in Athens; the administration of taxes and expenditure of public funds; the regular and extraordinary revenues of the Athenian state, including the peculiar Greek method of accounting. Military expenditures, the police force, taxes, and the Athenian way of life are all described. There are also several chapters devoted to the discussion of the silver mines of Laurion and their relation to the economic stability of Athens as a city.
The practical poultry keeper : a complete and standard guide to the management of poultry, whether for domestic use, the markets, or exhibition
This book is a discussion of keeping poultry, including the management of domestic poultry, breeding for exhibition, different breeds and characteristics, and the artificial hatching and rearing of chickens. Chapters include some brief information on several different kinds of poultry, turkeys and waterfowl, such as Maylays, Dorkings, Bantams, and French Breeds. Poultry diseases and genetic problems are also discussed.
The polar and tropical worlds : a description of man and nature in the polar and equatorial regions of the globe
This text is a collection of information on both the arctic and tropical regions of the globe during the mid-19th century. Chapters include descriptions of Alaska, the barren tundra, vegetation in the north, wildlife, the Arctic Sea, and information on the northern parts of Canada. This section also discusses Iceland and its population, Siberia, the Polar Sea, and the purchase of Alaska by the United States. The second section of the book deals predominantly with tropical areas, such as Southern Africa, Australia, the Caymen Islands, and areas in Asia. This section discusses wildlife, birds, climate, geography, and local customs. A number of illustrations are presented throughout this text.
The pioneers of New France in New England, with contemporary letters and documents
This book is a discussion of the relationship between New England and New France in the 18th century. It investigates reports written during that period by influential English professionals, specifically 'Thirty-one papers produced by Mr. Drummer', and claims that these accounts were mostly prejudiced against the French. Historical information from areas such as Maine, New Hampshire, and Nova Scotia is included, as well as chapters describing the settlers' relationship with the Indian tribes in these areas.
The physical and moral condition of the children and young persons employed in mines and manufactures : illustrated by extracts from the reports of the commissioners for inquiring into the employment of children and young persons in mines and collieries, and in the trades and manufactures ..
This book is a discussion of the moral and physical condition of the children employed in Britain's mines during the early 19th century. It discusses the work of children in industries such as coal mines, ironstone mines, blast furnaces, and tin mines. Sections include discussions on food and health, the effects of overworking and poor conditions, stunted growth, muscular growth and disease. It also discusses the moral state of children when working in a factory or mine, the inefficiency of day-schooling, the lack of public worship, and the prevailing ignorance among workers. The indifference of parents in industrial districts towards their children's education is also discussed at length.
The passionate remonstrance made by His Holinesse in the conclave at Rome : upon the late proceedings, and great Covenant of Scotland, &c. With a reply of Cardinall De Barbarini in the name of the Roman clergy. Together with a letter of intelligence from the apostolicke nuntio (now residing in London) to Pope Urban the 8
This book includes several religious verses in Latin as well as translated into English. There are also several prayers included in this text, some of which are ascribed to Pope Urban VIII. Discussions on the inclusion of religion in a nation state, as well as the importance of Catholicism to people all over the world are also discussed. Many policies of the Catholic Church are also included within this text.
The old English game fowl : its history, description, management, breeding and feeding : with appendix on Spanish game fowl, Asil Indian and other breeds of Indian game fowl
This book discusses the sport of cockfighting as well as breeding and showing game fowl. Contents include the origins and history of cocking, revival of the game, the point system of the game, different breeds and colours, and management and mating. Other chapters include details on hatching and rearing game fowl, a history of the Asil Indian bird, as well as a discussion of the Spanish game fowl. Several illustrations and photographs are included.
The old book collector's miscellany, or, A collection of readable reprints of literary rarities, illustrative of the history, literature, manners, and biography of the English nation during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries
These volumes are a collection of English poems and literature from the 16th and 17th centuries. Stories such as 'Tom Nash and his Ghost', 'Praise for a Red Herring', and 'Long Meg of Westminster' are included, as well as poems such as Taylor's 'Penniless Pilgrimage'. Other sections include notes, the character of a town, and an actors remonstrance. English culture is presented within each story, as well as a brief history of England, and several biographies.
The natural history of pigeons : illustrated by thirty-two plates, coloured, and numerous woodcuts
This book is a discussion of 32 different species of pigeons. The memoirs of Pliny, the natural history of Gallinacious birds, and a number of colour illustrations are included as well. Some examples of species discussed within this book include the Ring Pigeon, Wood Pigeon, Blue-Headed Ground Pigeon, and the Genus Columba.
The national sports of Great Britain
This book describes sports in Great Britain, with respect to horse racing and hunting. Chapters describe stag hunting in the wilderness, going on a fox hunt, the use of dogs in fox hunting, partridge and pheasant hunting, and fly fishing. One section briefly discusses dog fighting and cockfighting, as well as bear-baiting. Other chapters of this book deal predominantly with horse racing, including training, saddling, preparing to start, and going to weigh. A number of colour illustrations are found in this text.
The mines and mineral lands of Nova Scotia
'The Mines and Mineral Lands of Nova Scotia' discusses the general geology of Nova Scotia, metals and ores, and the mineral content of local lakes and streams. Chapters include information on gold, iron, copper, phosphates, mineral pigmentation, and salt and mineral waters. A brief discussion of the economics of Nova Scotia, including the sale of coal exports to the United States, is also included.
The memorials of the English and French commissaries concerning the limits of Nova Scotia or Acadia
This book, written in both English and French, contains writings describing the limits of Nova Scotia and Acadia. The Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 ceded most of these areas to the British crown, and this is discussed at length in this book. A series of letters from several public figures of the 18th century is also included, each describing the known political limits of Nova Scotia and Acadia. The Island of Cape Breton, as well as Sable Island, are also discussed at length. A large map of the areas in question is also provided. The second volume has the title The Memorials of the English and French Commissaries Concerning St. Lucia.
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