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TitleA history of Newfoundland from the English, colonial, and foreign records
AuthorProwse, D. W. (Daniel Woodley)
PublisherDicks and Company Limited
Place of PublicationSt. John's
Description"Third edition, with additions by James R. Thorns and F. Burnham Gill, bringing the record to 1907 and enclosing a brief biography of Daniel Woodley Prowse" (title page). Published in 1971, this book follows what are believed to be Prowse's ideas for a 3rd edition which was not completed in his time (Preface). -- 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. -- This edition is similar to the 2nd, in that it omits the bibliography, index and many of the illustrations included in the 1895 edition, as well as the chapters on Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the history of Labrador, the railway, the telegraph and the Fisheries Commission. The supplement on church history is also gone. Appended to the new text is an extensive collection of correspondence detailing Prowse's unsuccessful efforts to bring the 3rd edition to fruition.
SubjectNewfoundland and Labrador--History
Newfoundland and Labrador--Colonization
Great Britain--Colonies--America
Prowse, D. W. (Daniel Woodley)--Correspondence
ContributorsGill, F. Burnham
Thoms, James R.
Physical Description695 p. : ill., maps
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.)
NoteLimited edition of 191 copies.
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Time Period1497-1907
Local Call NumberFF 1026 P67 1971 c.2 RARE
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-B0131
CollectionCentre for Newfoundland Studies--Digitized Books
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
SourcePaper text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies.
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