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TitleReminiscences of forty-two years of exploration in and about Newfoundland. 02 1868-1880
Alternative TitleHowley's reminiscences (English language Research Centre e-book #1)
AuthorHowley, James Patrick, 1847-1918
PublisherEnglish Language Research Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Place of PublicationSt. John's, N.L.
Description[Section II: pages 10-498] -- This is an edition of J. P. Howley's "Reminiscences" (ca. 1914), a memoir based on diaries and notebooks written during his years of exploration and mapping in the interior and along the coasts of Newfoundland. -- Contents: 1868 Avalon Peninsula: Placentia Bay, St. Mary's Bay: p. 10 -- 1869 Bonavista Bay, Trinity Bay, Conception Bay: p. 93 -- 1870 Shorelines of Southern and Eastern Bays; St. Pierre: p. 147 -- 1871 Notre Dame Bay, Gander Bay and River: p. 204 -- 1872 Interior of the Avalon Peninsula: p. 239 -- 1873 Port au Port Bay and St. George's Bay; Coal in St. George's Bay: p. 256 -- 1874 More Surveying in Port au Port Bay and St. George's Bay: p. 296 -- 1875 Bay of Exploits to the South Coast; Red Indian Lake, George IV Lake, Victoria River, Grandy's Brook: p. 317 -- 1876 Northwest and Southwest Gander Rivers; Gambo Pond: p. 360 -- 1877 Mining Claims in Notre Dame Bay: p. 383 -- 1878 Return to Mining Claims, Notre Dame Bay: p. 437 -- 1879 First Attempt at Boring for Coal at Grand Lake; Upper Humber River; Sandy Lake to Hall's Bay: p. 454 -- 1880 More Mining Claims in Notre Dame Bay: p. 490.
SubjectHowley, James Patrick, 1847-1918
Geology--Newfoundland and Labrador
Surveying--Newfoundland and Labrador
Prospecting--Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador--Description and travel
Coal--Newfoundland and Labrador
Mining claims--Newfoundland and Labrador
ContributorsKirwin, W. J. (editor)
O'Flaherty, Patrick (editor)
Hollett, Robert
Extentp. 10--p. 498 (489 p.)
About the AuthorJames P. Howley (1847-1918) was a civil servant, explorer, geologist, writer, authority on the Beothuks. He spent summers between 1868 and 1909 in southern, western, and northeastern parts of the island, with crews of residents and Micmacs, in geological examinations, surveying, determining railway routes, and searching for coal deposits. The author hoped his diaries, when put into book form, would "prove of some interest to future explorers and give some idea of what the conditions of travelling in the interior were before the advent of the Railway."
NotesProduced with the assistance of Robert C. Hollett; based on original source documents in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives; includes photographs and drawings.
Bibliography NoteIncludes bibliographical references; Bibliography and index in section 07
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Newfoundland
Canada--Nova Scotia
Time Period1868-1911
Resource TypeBook
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
Record NumberELRC-0002
CollectionMemorial University English Language Research Centre Digital Publications
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Digital Archives Initiative
RelationPDF containing images can be found at
RightsEditor's introduction copyright
SourceDigital text file (English Language Research Centre)
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CONTENTdm file name7092.cpd