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TitleAn historical and descriptive account of British America : comprehending Canada, Upper and Lower, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, the Bermudas and the fur countries; their history from the earliest settlement; the statistics and topography of each district; their commerce, agriculture, and fisheries; their social and political condition; as also an account of the manners and present state of the aboriginal tribes; to which is added a full detail of the principles and best mode of emigration. Volume II
Alternative TitlePart of series Edinburgh cabinet library ; [v.26].
AuthorMurray, Hugh, 1779-1846
PublisherOliver & Boyd; Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.
Place of PublicationEdinburgh, Scotland; London, England
Date1839
DescriptionVolume 2 of 3. This book focuses first on the social, political, and commercial states within Canada, and then more specifically on British America's maritime provinces. Newfoundland is discussed in relation to the other maritime provinces in several chapters, while chapter twelve is devoted wholly to Newfoundland and Labrador's history, industry, and commercial, social, and political states. -- Frontispiece is a vignette of St. John's, Newfoundland.
SubjectIndigenous peoples--Great Britain--Colonies
Canada--History
Great Britain--Colonies--America
Bermuda Islands
Physical Description356 p. : ill.
NoteIncludes illustrations of the natural history by James Wilson, R.K. Greveille and Professor Traill ; six maps by Wright ; and ten engravings by Jackson. -- Edinburgh cabinet library ; [v.26].
Bibliography NoteIncludes bibliographical references.
LocationCanada
Bermuda Islands
Great Britain
Local Call NumberF 1008 M97 1839 v.2 Rare
TypeText
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg: Application/pdf
Record NumberCNS-B0270
CollectionCentre for Newfoundland Studies - Digitized Books.
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Centre for Newfoundland Studies
LanguageEng
RelationContinuation of: CNS-B0146 (Murray, Hugh. An historical and descriptive account of British America volume I. Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1839). -- Continues: CNS-B0271 (Murray, Hugh. An historical and descriptive account of British America volume III. Edinburgh : Oliver & Boyd, 1839). -- Part of series Edinburgh cabinet library ; [v.26].
SourcePaper text held in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies
PDF File(61.24MB) -- http://collections.mun.ca/PDFs/cns/BritishAmericaVol2.pdf
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