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Beaton Institute - Ethnocultural Resources Inventory
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Dr. Thomas J. Khattar Collection
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Letters from the East : written during a recent tour through Turkey, Egypt, Arabia, the Holy Land, Syria, and Greece
These volumes are a collection of letters written by the author during the time he spent travelling through the Middle East. They include information on many different cultures and cities, such as Constantinople, Cairo, and Alexandria, plus many different regions of Greece. Chapters include some discussion on the religious beliefs of the people in these areas, such as the feast of Ramadan, and other Islamic traditions. Much information on the historic practices of the Egyptians is included in this text, and the author discusses the pyramids and Cleopatra's Needle at length. In the chapter on Greece, the text focuses on different battles and wars throughout the nation's history, and the historical aspects of the Greek culture.
Letters from the United States, Cuba and Canada
This book is a collection of letters documenting the author's travels throughout Canada and the United States. Cities such as Halifax, Montreal, Boston and New Orleans are described at length, with a focus on the social aspects of each area. In Ontario the author describes meeting some of the native Indians and seeing firsthand the way they are treated by the government. In the Southern United States the author notes the awful conditions that the blacks are forced to live under. Another chapter deals with her encounter with a number of British and American soldiers and the discourteous manners with which they greeted her. Murray's voyage to Cuba is also documented, and she notes the differences between the culture there and the culture of the continental United States or Canada.
Lettres edifiantes et curieuses : ecrites par quelques missionnaires de la compagnie de Jesus
This volume contains letters from Jesuit missionary priests in North America to church officials in France. They discuss such topics as missionary life, the problems they encounter, and their relationships with the local populations. Letters written by Father Parrenin, Father Calmetre, and Father Rasles, as well as other religious figures, are all included in this text. A large map of the territories in which these missionaries worked is also included.
Life among the Indians
This book is an account of the time the author spent living with various Indian tribes in Wyoming and other areas of North America, as well as some information on Indian tribes in South America. The Wyoming Indian tribes are described in detail, including the Wyoming massacre, costumes of the Indian tribes, style of wig-wams, Indian warriors and war paint, the practice of scalping, and the traditions of Indian medicine men. Chapters on the Sioux and Caribbee Indian tribes are also included, with some discussion of Indian legends, as well as the practice of cannibalism among some early tribes. Indian artwork is also described in some detail, such as pottery and other craftwork.
Life in the wilds of America : and wonders of the West in and beyond the bounds of civilization
This book is a documentation of the author's travels across the American Midwest, including the states of Utah, Ohio, Kentucky, Dakota, Colorado, and California. Much information is given on the beautiful landscape, as well as several descriptions of the local inhabitants of these areas, such as the Sioux Indians in Kansas, or the Mormons in Utah. Chapters also include information on the Pacific Railroad, mineral mining, trading with Indian tribes, and visits to several American cities. A large portion of this text deals with the geography, and how it differs in each state across the country, including rivers, forests, lakes and climate. Several illustrations are also included.
Lord Lytton's works
Lord Lytton's works are a collection of several novels that range from 'The Last of the Tribunes in Rome', 'A Strange Story', to 'Kenelm Chillingly', among others. Each novel deals with characters in a range of different settings, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, and each includes a brief history of the setting and additional information about it. Lord Lytton's works also include his own writings on modern English life, and some autobiographical material. Several illustrations are included throughout each of these volumes.
Lost chapters recovered from the early history of American Methodism
This book contains a history of the Methodist Church in New York. Chapters deal with the introduction of the Methodist religion, the early trustees of the church, the first Methodist parsonage in America, Methodism in New York during the Revolutionary War, and information on the religion until the 19th century. There are also several biographical sketches of people important to the Methodist movement, such as Rev. Richard Boardman, Thomas Rankin, James Dempster and Daniel Ruff. Some financial records are included as well.
Louisbourg : from its foundation to its fall, 1713-1758
This book presents in detail the economic and administrative history of the colony of Louisbourg, and discusses the wider implications of the stressed relations between the English and the French. The Seige of Louisbourg in 1745 is also discussed, along with descriptions of the attack, defense, and subsequent demolition of the fortifications by the British. Several maps and illustrations from areas in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton are included within this text.
Louisbourg in 1745 : the Lettre d'un habitant de Louisbourg (Cape Breton) containing a narrative by an eye-witness of the siege in 1745
A brief history of the seige and fall of Louisbourg in 1745 is contained in this book. Accounts of several battles written by eyewitnesses are included in several sections of this book, as well as information on how the French government at Louisbourg handled the threat of war. Both the French and English translations of the text are included.
Maine at Louisburg in 1745
This book contains a history of the Seige of Louisbourg in 1745, as well as a description of the troops from Maine who fought in that battle. Also contained in this text is a list of all the men from Maine who were in Louisbourg in 1745, as well as correspondence of those men. One chapter contains official reports of the battle. Several illustrations are included throughout this text.
Maine, her place in history : address delivered at the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1876, and in convention of the Legislature of Maine, February 6, 1877
This book is a copy of the speech given by ex-Governor of Maine, Joshua L. Chamberlain, on February 6th 1877. Topics include Maine as an independant State in charge of its own destiny, as well as Maine as a Province controlled by powers outside herself. Much historical information on the State of Maine is given, such as the position taken against the French, as well as the beginnings of the colony of New England. Chamberlain also discusses agriculture in Maine, and the trade relations between the surrounding States, as well as the economic and social prosperity of Maine. Several maps of Maine are included.
Major Fraser's manuscript : his adventures in Scotland and England ; his mission to, and travels in, France in search of his chief ; his services in the rebellion (and his quarrels) with Simon Fraser, Lord Lovat, 1696-1737
This book discusses the Scottish rebellion, as well as the supression of this rebellion by the British. Major Fraser was heavily involved in this rebellion. Some chapters also include information on his journeys throughout France, when he was wanted to face charges in England. His services to the Scottish people are also discussed in this book.
Markland or Nova Scotia : its history, natural resources and native beauties
This text is an overview of the province of Nova Scotia and contains information on the history, geology, gold prospects, iron, the fishery, and coal mining in the province. Several chapters also deal with agriculture in the Annapolis Valley, timber and lumber resources, and paper pulp refining. A number of photographs are included as well.
Melusina : a new Arabian night's entertainment
'Melusina' is a fictional story based around the collection of stories and anecdotes that the author recorded during his travels in the Middle East. It deals predominantly with the story of a young man named Khaled who has adventures throughout the Middle East, such as meeting Sultan Hassan, finding love with a girl named Melusina, and encounters with Sheiks and other religious figures.
Memoir of Pierre Toussaint, born a slave in St. Domingo
This book deals with the life of Pierre Toussaint, a slave in St. Domingo who eventually escaped and gained his freedom. Chapters detail the terible conditions under which slaves were forced to work, the death of several close family members, and eventually his escape. His arrival in New York and then Boston are also described, as well as his anti-slavery work in those areas. Eventually gaining an education, Toussaint was able to become instrumental in the anti-slavery movements in the North. A portrait of Toussaint is included with this text.
Memoir of the Rev. James MacGregor, D.D., missionary of the General Associate Synod of Scotland to Pictou, Nova Scotia : with notices of the colonization of the lower provinces of British America, and of the social and religious condition of the early settlers
This book contains the memoirs of Rev. James Macgregor, a Scottish-born minister in Nova Scotia during the 19th century. Chapters include information on Scotland during the early 19th century, biographical information on MacGregor, the beginnings of his preaching, his arrival at Halifax, the relationship between the English and the French settlers, and his visits to Prince Edward Island. An overview of his missionary labours is also included, as well as a section devoted to his time spent in Pictou, Nova Scotia. There are several examples of charities aided by Mr. MacGregor, as well as an appendix that gives information on slave sales, and various letters from Rev. MacGregor.
Memoirs of an American lady : with sketches of manners and scenery in America, as they existed previous to the revolution
This book is a description of the way of life in New England during the 18th century. Chapters include information on the customs of the Mohawk Indians, the Albanian population, and the European settlers. Local customs, Indian traditions and several biographies of people such as Colonel Schuyler are also included. Brief descriptions of different families the author met throughout her travels are also found in this text, as well as several chapters dealing with the American military and growing tension with the Indian population. Several small skirmishes are described in this text as well.
Memoirs of Prince Charles Stuart : (Count of Albany), commonly called the Young Pretender; with notices of the rebellion in 1745
This book is a biography of Charles Edward Stuart, also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie. His expeditions to Scotland during the Jacobite rebellion, specifically to Glasgow, the Isle of Skye, and the Hebrides, are documented. Tensions between France and England are discussed. Some chapters give information on the significant battles that the Prince was involved in, culminating in the Battle of Culloden, as well as some further information on the Stuart family history.
Memoirs of the Lady Hester Stanhope : as related by herself in conversations with her physician ; comprising her opinions and anecdotes of some of the most remarkable persons of her time
Although published earlier, this book is actually a sequel to The Travels of the Lady Hester Stanhope. It contains chapters describing many of her trips throughout the Middle East, including Syria and Turkey, as well as her adventures, such as encounters with pirates and robbers. This book contains a substantial amount of biographical information on Lady Hester Stanhope, for example, documentation of many of her superstitions. These volumes of Lady Hester's memoirs also allow us greater insight into her opinions of many of the important people of her time, such as Greek and Turkish princes, as well as the nobility of England.
Memorials concerning deceased Friends : being a selection from the records of the Yearly Meeting for Pennsylvania, from the year 1788 to 1819, inclusive
A collection of testimonies taken from the 1788 to 1819 meetings of the Yearly Meeting for Pennsylvania. These testimonies give biographies of persons who have passed away. Includes discussions on religion and several biblical quotations.
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