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TitleReminiscences of forty-two years of exploration in and about Newfoundland. 05 1897-1911
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 V: pages 1585-1890] -- 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: 1897 Searching for Coal in Codroy Valley: p. 1585 -- 1898 Surveying along Railway: p. 1674 -- 1899 Coal in St. George's Bay: p. 1704 -- 1900 Settlers' Land Claims on West Coast: p. 1719 -- 1901 Settlers' Claims on East Coast: p. 1724 -- 1902 Gold in White Bay: p. 1726 -- 1903 Resumption of Coal Exploration at Grand Lake: p. 1807 -- 1904 Steam-drilling for Coal Resumes, Grand Lake: p. 1814 -- 1905 Drilling for Coal, Grand Lake: p. 1831 -- 1906 Drilling for Coal, Grand Lake; Trip to Labrador; Gambo Pond: p. 1836 -- 1907 Drilling for Coal, Grand Lake; Town of Grand Falls: p. 1855 -- 1908 More Drilling for Coal, Grand Lake: p. 1872 -- 1909 Coal-drilling ends, Grand Lake: p. 1882 -- 1910 The Festival of Empire Postponed: p. 1889 -- 1911 The Festival of Empire: p. 1890.
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
ContributorsKirwin, W. J. (editor)
O'Flaherty, Patrick (editor)
Hollett, Robert
Extentp. 1585--p. 1890 (306 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-0005
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)
PDF File(6.28 MB) --
CONTENTdm file name8487.cpd