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TitleNewfoundland; or, a letter addressed to a friend in Ireland in relation to the condition and circumstances of the island of Newfoundland, with an especial view to emigration
Alternative TitleNewfoundland Letter to a Friend
AuthorTalbot, Thomas, d. 1901
PublisherSampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
Place of PublicationLondon
Date1882
DescriptionTalbot recounts his own experiences in Newfoundland, 1837-1882, as a means of informing readers on the particulars of the country with the ultimate goal of increasing immigration. His narrative covers the salient events of Newfoundland history in that period, events in which he participated as schoolteacher, journalist and Member of the House of Assembly.
SubjectNewfoundland and Labrador--History--19th century
Newfoundland and Labrador--Description and travel
Physical Description67 p. (on double leaves)
About the AuthorThomas Talbot (1818-1901), born in Kilkenny, moved to Newfoundland in 1837. He had several teaching positions on the island before joining St. Bonaventure's College in 1851. He served as an MHA for the Liberals in the 1850-60s, and ran as an anti-confederate in 1869. Appointed to the Legislative Council in 1870, he resigned in 1872 when appointed High Sheriff. Talbot was well-known for his writing, which included journalism, translation, poetry, a novel and his 1882 work Newfoundland; or, a letter addressed to a friend in Ireland in relation to the condition and circumstances of the island of Newfoundland, with an especial view to emigration. (Iona L. Bulgin, "Talbot, Thomas" Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador, vol. 5, 337.)
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Time Period1837-1882; 19th Century
Local Call NumberFF 1013 T35
TypeText
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-B0015
CollectionCentre for Newfoundland Studies--Digitized Books
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
LanguageEng
SourcePaper text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.
PDF File(24.3 MB) -- http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/cns/FF_1013_T35.pdf
CONTENTdm file name1268.cpd