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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
Cape Breton University - The Thermometer
Cape Breton University - Semi-Weekly Express
Cape Breton University - The Sydney Booster
Cape Breton University - The Daily Advocate
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Advocate
Cape Breton University - Glace Bay Enterprise
Cape Breton University - The Nova Scotia Gleaner
Cape Breton University - The Cape Breton Digest
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Archaeologia Graeca, or, The antiquities of Greece
These volumes include information on the different aspects of culture in ancient Greece. The civil government in Athens is discussed in great detail, along with illustrations of several important Greek buildings. The author discusses politics in ancient Greece, as well as religion and the ties which bind religion to the governance of the country. Other chapters discuss important aspects of Geek life, such as the military capabilities of the Greek army, especially when compared to the Roman army. Some time is also spent describing customs of the Greek population, including their beliefs and superstitions. A brief history of the Greek states is included, as is a brief biographical notation regarding the life of the author, John Potter.
Artemus Ward (his travels) among the Mormons
This book discusses the travels of Artemus Ward through Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as areas of California. It includes discussions on many facets of Mormon life, such as marriage, social interaction, and religious belief. Some chapters also include autobiographical information on Artemus Ward, as well as information on Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon faith.
Articles of agreement entered into in connection with the Canadian Pacific Railway
This book is a description of the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Sections include information on grading, tunnelling, track-laying, as well as labour and materials. The contract for building the railway is also discussed, along with limits of expenditure and any changes that do not invalidate the contract itself. Several material charts listing quantities and prices of goods are also included.
Astoria, or, Enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
This book is a description of the author's travels throughout the United States and Canada, with special attention being paid to the fur and lumber trades, the culture of Native Americans, and the history of Astoria. Chapters include information on the founding of Astoria, French-Canadian fur trading, native cultures, and American geography. This text also discusses the hardships that the author had to overcome on his journey, such as encounters with grizzly bears, warlike Indian populations, and battles with disease.
B.C. 1887 : a ramble in British Columbia
This book is an account of the authors' travels throughout Canada, and specifically British Columbia. Chapters detail their voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and up the St. Lawrence River, and describe the Rockies, British Columbia, Cranbrook, Canyon Creek, Lake Mooyie, and the Sinclair Pass. There is also some information on the Indian populations, canoeing, camping and skookumchuk. A number of illustrations accompany the text.
Battle field and prison pen, or, Through the war, and thrice a prisoner in rebel dungeons. A graphic recital of personal experience throughout the whole period of the late war for the Union
This book is a narrative written about the American Civil War and includes the author's experiences as a soldier in this war as well as his incarceration as a prisoner of war. Chapters include information of several important battles, such as Gettysberg, the surrender of Fort Sumpter, and the battle at Andersonville, where the author was captured by rebel forces. Details of the prisoner of war camp are also included. There are several biographies of important persons, such as General Robert E. Lee, General Grant, and General George Mead, as well as examples of their importance to the outcome of the Civil War.
Battles of the United States : by sea and land ; embracing those of the Revolutionary and Indian wars, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War ; with important official documents
These volumes document American involvement in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Mexican War, with information on specific battles, as well as documentation from the time period. Chapters include descriptions of the battles of Lexington and Concord, battles on Lake Champlain, the offensive against Canada, the seige of Monteray, and the battles for Louisiana. Each battle is described in great detail, including troop movements, battle strategy, and military capabilities of both sides. Several illustrations are included.
Biographie de Sir Charles Tupper, C.C.M.G., C.B., ministre des chemins de fer et des canaux du Canada et haut commissaire canadien ?á Londres
This book is a biography of Charles Tupper, a Nova Scotian doctor who was heavily involved in Canadian politics. He became the Premier of Nova Scotia, and was one of the Fathers of Confederation. He later became a minister in the Federal Government of Canada, as well as the Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom in London. The main focus of this book is on his political life, with information on his campaigns, elections, and accomplishments while holding office.
This book contains information on a number of different types of birds and the structures they build, including mining birds, ground builders, mason birds, carpenter birds, and platform builders. Each section discusses the type of bird with regards to appearance, nesting habits, and behavior. Some examples of specific birds discussed include the kingfisher, the burrowing owl, and the mistle thrush. Several illustrations of birds nests are included.
Birds by land and sea : the record of a year's work with field-glass and camera
This book contains information on an entire year of bird watching, from September 1902, until September 1903. Chapters detail the best places for bird-watching, for example the River Mersey at Stratford is discussed at length, as well as the types and species of birds that populate each area. Some species of birds described in this text include the song thrush, the blue tit, and the hedge-sparrow. A number of photographs accompany the text.
Birds of Arabia
'Birds of Arabia' is an ornithological text that describes birds in regions such as Sinai, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, and Iraq. It contains a full systematic list of Arabian birds, as well as notes on little-known habits such as patterning, puddling, and intelligence. Migration of the Arabian birds is also discussed, with several species heading to Africa in the winter months, although not much is known about this practice. A number of coloured plates illustrate this text.
Book of knowledge of all the kingdoms, lands, and lordships that are in the world : and the arms and devices of each land and lordship, or of the kings and lords who possess them
Written by a Spanish Franciscan in the middle of the 14th century; published for the first time with notes, by Marcos Jim??nez de la Espada in 1877; translated and edited by Sir Clements Markham. This book includes very early representations of the flags from all nations of the 14th century.
British field sports : embracing practical instructions in shooting, hunting, coursing, racing, cocking, fishing, &c.; with observations on the breaking and training of dogs and horses; also the management of fowling pieces, and all other sporting implements
This book contains information on British field sports, such as hunting, fishing, and horse racing. It contains chapters on hunting deer, foxes, partridge, and badgers. It also discusses which types of dogs are suited for specific types of hunting. Other chapters include information on fly fishing, fishing laws, and sport fishing. A list of game fowls is included as well as several illustrations. One chapter deals specifically with cockfighting.
British mining : a treatise on the history, discovery, practical development and future prospects of metalliferous mines in the United Kingdom
This book is an examination of mining and mineral statistics in Great Britain during the 19th century. Sections include historical sketches, formation of mineral deposits, practical mining techniques, future prospects of mining, and several mining records. There are chapters on mining at the time Celtic Britain passed into the rule of the Roman Empire, as well as information on metalliferous veins, ventilation of mines, draining shafts, and blasting rocks. Descriptions of the equipment used in mining is also included, as well as several illustrations.
British rural sports : comprising shooting, hunting, coursing, fishing, hawking, racing, boating, pedestrianism, and the various rural games and amusements of Great Britain
This book is a description of British rural sports. There are chapters on the preservation of game, the gun and mode of using it, grouse shooting, stag hunting, fox hunting, breeding greyhounds, and the chief rivers of Great Britain and the fish found in them. Each of these sections contains several sub-sections that include much more information on the topic. Other chapters in this book give details on horse racing, expenses of breeding, and bodybuilding. A number of charts and illustrations are included.
Builders of Nova Scotia : a historical review, with an appendix containing copies of rare documents relating to the early days of the province
This book is a historical review of the Province of Nova Scotia. The first section deals with the origins of the local population, such as the French settlements in Cape Breton, the New England migrations, and the Scottish and Irish settlements. The second section of this text deals predominantly with the establishment of organised religion in Nova Scotia, such as the Roman Catholics, Methodists, Protestants, and Baptists. The final section of this text deals with reminiscences of Nova Scotia, such as the racial elements of the community, province building, and famous soldiers from Nova Scotia. There are also a number of illustrations included in this book.
California life illustrated
This book expands on the author's reminiscences in Seven Years' Street Preaching in San Francisco published in 1857. He describes his voyage to California and gives details of family life, social life, politics and church history in San Jos??, Santa Cruz, and Sacramento. He comments at length on California agriculture and mineral resources, and offers a chapter on mining camp life. After founding the Powell Street church, he undertook a mission to sailors in San Francisco, which left him so burdened by debt that he returned east to publish books and conduct revivals in the hope of putting his finances in order. There are several illustrations included within this text.
Canada : its defences, condition, and resources : being a third and concluding volume of My diary, north and south
A study of Canadian culture, politics, agriculture, and military capability during the latter part of the 19th century, this text explores many aspects of Canadian life. Information on the Province of Quebec, its economic state, and the defensive capabilities of its militia is included in several chapters, as well as specific details on the garrisons stationed in Montreal. Several chapters deal with Canadian relations with Britain, compared with America, as well as the importance of agriculture in Nova Scotia and other Maritime Provinces. Several maps and illustrations accompany the text.
Canada : the country, its people, religions, politics, rulers, and its apparent future : being a compendium of travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Great Lakes, Manitoba, the North-West, and British Columbia : with a description of their resources, trade, statistics, etc., viewed in its business, social and political aspects : the various cities and resorts, salmon rivers, etc., together with the legends of the Ottawa, the lower St. Lawrence and the coast : a valuable and interesting book for both travellers and home folks
This book contains a history of Canada, as well as information on the eastern United States. The Maritimes are discussed at length, with detailed notes regarding the political, social, and religious beliefs of the populace. Other chapters deal predominantly with central and western Canada, including a history of the Montreal area, the French wars with the English, and the battle at the Plains of Abraham. There are sections on the cities of Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, as well as several chapters dealing with the way the Indian tribes of central Canada were dealt with in the past. There are several illustrations included in this text.
Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the other British provinces in North America, with a plan of national colonization
This book is a documentation of the American author's travels throughout regions in Canada. Chapters include information on Lake Ontario, the city of Toronto, differences and similarities between Canadian and American culture, and strong anti-American sentiments among many Canadians. This text also contains discussion on the history of Canada, such as the rebellion of Upper Canada, as well as information on the Indian tribes native to Canada. The topic of religion is discussed as well, with the religious practices of the French Canadians being included, as well as a general history of Quebec. There are several maps contained within this text.
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