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Gardiner, Dr. Sylvester
TitleGardiner, Dr. Sylvester
Scope and Content of FondsThere were many reports written about Newfoundland for and by British government officials in the 1600s - and 1700s, particularly about the feasibility of settlement and the effect settlement might have on the very - lucrative fishery conducted by the mercantile companies based in the West Country of England. One little - known report was this one, written by Dr. Sylvester Gardiner in 1785. One possible reason for its obscurity - is its recommendations in favour of settlement, something the West Country merchants had discouraged. - Gardiner's report is a very positive one, strongly supporting settlement, the development of judicial and - governmental systems, and promoting agriculture and timber cutting. It presents an optimistic picture of - the potential of Newfoundland as a valuable part of the British Empire, particularly with the recent loss of - the American colonies.
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bert, 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1994
Resource TypeFinding Aid
TypeText
FormatText/xml
IdentifierMF-035
Languageeng
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
CONTENTdm file name105.xml
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