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The Resource The backwoods of Canada : being letters from the wife of an emigrant officer, illustrative of the domestic economy of British America

The backwoods of Canada : being letters from the wife of an emigrant officer, illustrative of the domestic economy of British America

Label
The backwoods of Canada : being letters from the wife of an emigrant officer, illustrative of the domestic economy of British America
Title
The backwoods of Canada
Title remainder
being letters from the wife of an emigrant officer, illustrative of the domestic economy of British America
Creator
Contributor
Printer
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection of 18 letters written by Mrs. Catherine Traill describing her journey to Canda in 1832 with her husband Lt. Thomas Traill, a retired offier who fought in the Napoleonic Wars.
Member of
Cataloging source
IXA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1057
LC item number
.T76 1836
Literary form
novels
Series statement
Library of entertaining knowledge
Summary expansion
The Traills decided to emigrate to Canada soon after their marriage in 1832, and they sailed aboard the brig "Laurel" where Mrs. Traill wrote her first letter, dated July 18, 1832. Her letters go on to describe the arduous journey to their new home in Peterborough, Upper Canada, and her new life in the backwoods, living in a log house. She describes the relationships among Canadians, Americans, and Native Americans, flora and fauna and climate of the area, dress, local roads, and other aspects of life in early Canada. The final letter is dated May 1, 1835 in Douro. Her Appendix A includes recipes and notes on maple sugaring, vinegar, salt-rising, soft soap, candles, and pickling. Appendix B provides emigration statistics and advice to those who wish to emigrate to Canada about land companies, land purchases, transfer of capital, and Canadian currency
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The backwoods of Canada : being letters from the wife of an emigrant officer, illustrative of the domestic economy of British America
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
viii, 351, [1] pages
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: Half bound in black calf, tooled in blind and gilt with raised spine bands. Blue and orange marbled paper over boards. Blue marbled edges. Brown and blue marbled endpapers. Purchase, Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 1986.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: Publisher's faded purple pebble grain cloth binding, paneled in blind; gold-stamped spine title "Library of entertaining knowledge. The backwoods of Canada;" green patterned endpapers; small circular shelf-mark label on front pastedown. Purchase, Bernard Quaritch, 2014.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)04726648
  • ucoclc4726648
Label
The backwoods of Canada : being letters from the wife of an emigrant officer, illustrative of the domestic economy of British America
Publication
Dimensions
17 cm.
Extent
viii, 351, [1] pages
Note
  • Spec. Coll. copy 1: Half bound in black calf, tooled in blind and gilt with raised spine bands. Blue and orange marbled paper over boards. Blue marbled edges. Brown and blue marbled endpapers. Purchase, Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, 1986.
  • Spec. Coll. copy 2: Publisher's faded purple pebble grain cloth binding, paneled in blind; gold-stamped spine title "Library of entertaining knowledge. The backwoods of Canada;" green patterned endpapers; small circular shelf-mark label on front pastedown. Purchase, Bernard Quaritch, 2014.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)04726648
  • ucoclc4726648

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