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TitleA history of Newfoundland from the English, colonial, and foreign records
AuthorProwse, D. W. (Daniel Woodley)
PublisherMacMillan and Co.
Place of PublicationLondon; New York
Date1895
Description1st edition. Prowse's History of Newfoundland (1895) remains to this day the most famous account of the colony's history. Mixing detailed primary source research with his own extensive collection of anecdotes, Prowse presents the story of Newfoundland chronologically by reigning British monarch and with an eye to the influence its development had on England. The overriding theme is the march of progress, that Newfoundland had overcome its problems and was bound for inevitable prosperity. -- "Prefatory note by Edmund Gosse; with thirty-four collotypes, over three hundred text illustrations, and numerous maps" (title page). -- Includes supplement: A history of the Churches in Newfoundland / various writers (56 p. : ill.).
SubjectNewfoundland and Labrador--History
Newfoundland and Labrador--Colonization
Great Britain--Colonies--America
Newfoundland and Labrador--Church history
ContributorsGosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
Physical Descriptionxxiii, 742 p. : ill., maps, ports.
About the AuthorDaniel Woodley Prowse (1834-1914), born in Port de Grave, is best-known as a judge, essayist and historian. In addition to his famous History of Newfoundland (1895), Prowse also produced several editions of his Newfoundland Guide Book (1905), contributed to the newly-established Newfoundland Quarterly magazine, and created a legal manual for outport justices that was used for many years. (G.M. Story, "Prowse, Daniel Woodley" Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 14.)
Bibliography NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 666-91) and index.
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Time Period1497-1895
ClassificationF1123
Local Call NumberFF 1026 P67 RARE
TypeText
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-B0045
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(62 MB) -- http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/cns/ProwseHistory.pdf
CONTENTdm file name25635.cpd