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Hand Book for the Dominion of Canada, 1884 Hand Book for the Dominion of Canada, 1884
Product No. CA0028

Originally published as a guide book for members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science who were attending the associations meeting in Montreal in 1884. There are 31 pages of advertising for hotels, travel and insurance companies, and anybody who thought the visitors might be pursuaded to shop with them.

A great prize to railway enthusiasts will be the three fold-out maps showing the railway routes across Canada and the upper portions of the USA. There is a further pull out map showing the geological features around Montreal.

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Pathfinders of the West, 1907 Pathfinders of the West, 1907
Product No. CA0029

The author, Agnes Christiana Laut (1871-1936) was a well known and respected Canadian author on the subject of the discovery of the area of North America to the west of the great lakes. In this book she concentrates on the voyages of some of the earliest explorers (C. mid 1600s), those whom Agnes calls Pathfinders: Pierre Esprit Radisson, M. de la Vérendrye, Samuel Hern, Sir Alexander Mackenzie and the team of Lewis and Clark. The majority of the voyages of discovery described at least start in Canada but describe areas which are now on both sides to the US - Canada border. The Lewis & Clark expedition, of course, took place mainly in US territory.

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Thrilling Experiences in the War in South Africa - 1900 Thrilling Experiences in the War in South Africa - 1900
Product No. CA0011

A terrific book for anyone wanting to get the flavour and background of the Boer war without having to read through a more conventional "history." This book is more like a Tabloid account of the war, relying as much on captioned pictures as it does on the written story. While reporting the war from beginning to end this book pays particular attention to the contribution made by the Canadian forces.

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Three Years in Canada, Vol II Three Years in Canada, Vol II
Product No. CA0215-2

This is an early and rare book describing Canada in the form of a report, to the British Government, of its development and the opportunities it offers. While this is the second of two volumes comprising the whole book it stands in its own right without any loss of information or intelligence. This is because the author, John MacTaggart, does not seem to have been following any plan for the contents or format of the book but simply collected his observations, interpretations and impressions into a random order and published them. Perhaps the only exceptions to this rule may be found towards the rear of this volume where he suggests “advantageous” courses in which Canada’s development might be directed.

We have placed a freely downloadable sampler of this great book on our "Downloads" page and it includes the table of contents so you can see the physical and intellectual extent of the topics covered. To add value for the busy researcher we have fully bookmarked the pages and have made it computer searchable including our optional enhanced "FastFind" search capabilities.

The original of the book is owned by a good friend of the Archive CD Books project, Karen Prytula. Karen has asked us to dedicate this CD edition of her book to: “Great Aunt Dolly and Great Uncle Harry Rush for helping me so much in researching our family history.” and we are pleased to do so.

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Presbyterian Pioneer Missionaries Presbyterian Pioneer Missionaries
Product No. CA0239

In Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

This book was authored (although edited might be a more accurate description) by the Rev. Hugh McKellar, D.D. in 1924. In his introduction the Rev. Hugh makes it clear that he was motivated to make a permanent record of the pioneer missionaries who helped to carry the Presbyterian ministries into the developing prairie and western provinces of Canada.

Clearly the primary reason for inclusion in this book is work done in the provinces from Manitoba westward but so many of these individuals had previously established ministries in the east and so the book also includes much of the personal history of the Presbyterian church personnel in Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces.

While the book is primarily about the lives of the missionaries their stories are inextricably bound up with the story of the development of the Canadian west so that the reader will find this is also a history of the settlement of western Canada starting with the idealistic settlement along the Red River, championed by Lord Selkirk - the source of so much political wrangling and violence.

A valuable resource both for its personal histories and as a guide to the early history of the Canadian west. Fully computer searchable with searches speeded up by our use of FastFind technology.

You will find a free Sampler of this CD on our Downloads page.

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ISBN: 978-1-897405-54-3

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Official History of the Canadian Forces in The Great War Official History of the Canadian Forces in The Great War
Product No. CA0098

This is a very detailed and comprehensive account of the activities starting at the week before the outbreak of war and telling the story of the raising of the 1st Canadian Contingent, its training and the actions it fought. It concludes with the formation of the Canada Corps. and the landing of the 2nd contingent on 13th September 1915.

The CD contains a complete copy of the original text of this book, including all the maps, footnotes, references to the appendices and - of course - all of the appendix volume.

The text is completely computer searchable and we have additionally book marked major milestones in the book such as Chapter headings. These features, in conjunction with the extensive contents lists and the 44 pages of index provided by Colonel Duguid, make this an eminently accessible resource for anyone researching Canadian military activities during the early part of the Great War.

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The Irishman in Canada - c1877 The Irishman in Canada - c1877
Product No. CA0113

By Nicholas Flood Davin.

Possibly the first comprehensive history of the Irishman's contribution to the establishment and development of Canada written and still today one of the "standard works" on the subject. This book makes an admirable attempt to capture not only the facts of the Irish contribution but also the essence of the impact the Irish character has made on the country. The author, Mr. Davin, uses a turn of phrase and vocabulary which seems a little out of place some 125+ years later and yet his meaning is still as clear and thoughtful as ever. At a first glance it might seem that the whole 690 plus page book is all text but a more detailed examination shows that the author has cleverly used poetry for his illustration and there is frequent verse interleaved with the text both to illustrate his subject and to lighten the mood.

Despite the author and publisher having included a 6 page table of contents and an unprecedented 23 page index there is still no way to find all the earlier and influential settlers mentioned other than by reading through the complete book. Not, that is, until we had published this version on CD because we have made the whole book text searchable. At last, the valuable contents of this wonderful book have been fully unlocked!

For those of you unfamiliar with this work and who would like to browse through it before ordering your copy, we have placed a sampler on our downloads page - although I have to be the first to admit that it is impossible to get the true sense of the importance of this book from few pages selected more or less at random.

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Early Canadian Life - Vol. 1 Dec. 1976 - Dec. 1977 Early Canadian Life - Vol. 1 Dec. 1976 - Dec. 1977
Product No. CA0295-1

Published by us in Volumes starting in December 1976.

Our reproduction of this periodical resulted from an online discussion of some detail of pioneer life in Canada which has long since slipped into obscurity. The important outcome, however, was our introduction to Joyce Beaton who, together with her partner Janice Johnston, published this periodical between 1976 and 1980. While not in the "front line" of "hard genealogical data" the multitude of stories and articles in it do fill in a great deal of that all-iimportant background on our ancestors lives. It was for this reason that we are providing a wider availability of these original publications through the media of a digital format. Nominated as "Best News Magazine in Canada in 1975" I cannot provide you with a better description that that given the first ever issue (Click on more information link below).

Volumes 2 - 4 will be available soon.

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Stoddard's Lectures - Canada, Malta & Gibraltar - 1902 Stoddard's Lectures - Canada, Malta & Gibraltar - 1902
Product No. CA0037-X2

John L. Stoddard was an American gentleman Victorian adventurer who explored the world and brought his tales and pictures back to an audience of Victorian town dwellers eager to share his “wild” experiences. One of the pioneers of photography, every page is illustrated with at least one of his remarkable pictures.

Despite his Victorian heritage Mr. Stoddard’s written style remains very readable and could easily be mistaken for the writing of a contemporary author were it not that the subject had undergone such profound change since his time.

The two combined lectures on Canada occupy 240 pages, Malta 58 pages while Gibraltar is covered in 30 pages. The index is based on place names and major topics while the list of illustrations is in order of appearance but each entry is usually started with a place name. The book's text is fully computer searchable.

A wonderful living image of Canada, Malta and Gibraltar at the turn of the last century. Approximately 400 photographs. This is a reproduction of the 1911 edition and so includes a number of "colorized" plates.

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Irish (Canada & USA) Song Books, Erin-go-Bragh & Faugh-A-Ballagh -c1873 Irish (Canada & USA) Song Books, Erin-go-Bragh & Faugh-A-Ballagh -c1873
Product No. CA0095

When we were first offered this "old song book" we were uncertain if it would be suitable for our publications. We finally decided to ask Mary Yeatman Robinson, the book's current custodian, to loan it to us because we could not find any trace of it on any of our normal references for old and rare books.

When it arrived and we'd had time to look at it a little harder it became clear that; first it was two separate song books bound together in one home made cover, and that there was no trace of either of them in any of our normal reference sources. (There are plenty of song books using the same names but none with these collections.) That, together with their rather advanced state of dilapidation, decided us that what was needed was a rescue mission, not just the normal "copy to make it more available."

Only one of the two books still has a title page left and showed it had been published in New York in 1873. We think that the other book came from the same publishing house and is about the same age. Both books are full of anglicized versions of traditional Irish ballads, although the Faugh-a-Ballagh also includes "side splitting stories and anecdotes."

Between them these two books contain over 100 ballads and stories, even allowing for the two or three that were already missing.

We have made the titles searchable (but not the text.) If you are proud of your Irish heritage, or just enjoy traditional Irish songs, this is a collection which came close to disappearing forever.

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Canada as a National Property, 1926 Canada as a National Property, 1926
Product No. CA0032

This is an "advertising" book published by the Canadian Government to encourage immigration during the 1920s. To suit this purpose the book provides a great deal of information on the types of employment available in the various areas of the country and on the volume and growth of these industries since 1900.

There are nine colored maps showing the distribution of major industries like agriculture, mining and forestry.

There are also a number of photographs, engravings, tables and diagrams illustrating the types of conditions to be expected by the immigrant.

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Kennedy's Colonial Travel 1876 Kennedy's Colonial Travel 1876
Product No. AU0003

A narrative of 4 year's tour through Australia, New Zealand & Canada etc.
David Kennedy, a member of the Kennedy Family of Scottish Vocalists, made detailed observations of the places, people and social customs of the places visited on this tour.

With his parents, four siblings, and a business manager, he toured "the Colonies" for a period of three years on a professional tour, "singing the Songs of Scotland".

A great deal of time and distance is covered in this book, and the descriptions of the places and people are very good.

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Hudson Bay or Everyday Life in the Wilds of North America Hudson Bay or Everyday Life in the Wilds of North America
Product No. CA0164

Here is a narrative of first hand experience in the service of the Hudson Bay Company during the 1840s. This was the first book written by Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825 - 1894) although not his first experience at writing as he spent much of his free time in Canada writing down his adventures so his mother could read what an experience her son was having. It was not until the end of his period of employment that he decided to rewrite his experiences in book form. When published his book was so successful that he continued to write story books for boys for the rest of his life. This is the only one based on actual experience although he always researched the background to his stories carefully. Being written as much to entertain as to instruct, this book is easy to read and has the feel of a novel - even containing dialogue in some places. On the whole, we are told, it is a true account of the actual personal experience of the author during his six years spent in Canada.

We are grateful to Joyce Johnson for allowing us to make a copy of her book so that you may also have the benefit of this "easy" introduction to the activities of one of Canada's great institutions. Please join with us in thanking Joyce for her generosity.

The text in this book has been formatted so that it can be searched using the "Search" and "Find" features of the freely available PDF file reading applications. We recommend using Adobe Reader (TM) V4 or later for maximum compatibility.

A "sampler" of pages extracted from the book is available on our Downloads page.

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The Royal Montreal Regiment 1914 to 1925 & 1925 to 1945 - Set. The Royal Montreal Regiment 1914 to 1925 & 1925 to 1945 - Set.
Product No. CA0100-S

This is a compilation CD containing both volumes of the History of the Royal Montreal Regiment. Together they provide a valuable and detailed history of the Regiment from its formation in 1914 up to the end of its active WW2 service in 1945.

Full descriptions of the contents of each of the individual volumes making up this set can be found under the product codes CA0100-1(The Royal Montreal Regiment, 14th Battalion, C.E.F. 1914-1925) and CA0100-2 (The Royal Montreal Regiment 1925 to 1945) within our on-line catalogue. The whole CD is fully searchable for text using Adobe™ Reader®.

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The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland (and other great sea disasters) - 1914 The Tragic Story of the Empress of Ireland (and other great sea disasters) - 1914
Product No. CA0092

The story of the ill fated Empress of Ireland seems some how to have been largely overshadowed by the similar ill fate of the Titanic but here is a book which not only provides a detailed, contemporary, account of the tragic end of the Empress but also contains an account of the Titanic tragedy with the benefit of the 2 years and 1 1/2 months of perspective which is the surprisingly brief period separating these two (somewhat similar) marine disasters.

It may be that the Empress' sinking was a Canadian disaster, taking place in Canadian waters and taking the lives of passengers and crew who were mainly Canadian which is the reason that the story has not received the same international attention as that of the Titanic. Yet in its proportions, 1,477 passengers, 1,012 of whom were killed, it affected the lives of at least 2/3 as many as that of the sinking of the Titanic. A huge loss of life for a single peace time disaster.

The book provides survivor lists and death rolls for both the Empress of Ireland and for the Titanic, or it does so for first and second class passengers (various excuses are offered for not listing the third class passengers and the crew.) We have extracted these lists and made them available on our web site so you can check for your relatives before investing in the CD.
Empress List Titanic List

An important, contemporary, document reporting one of Canada's most significant civil disasters.

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The Royal Montreal Regiment, 14th Battalion, C. E. F. 1914-1925 The Royal Montreal Regiment, 14th Battalion, C. E. F. 1914-1925
Product No. CA0100-1

A complete and detailed history of the 14th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force starting with its formation in August 1914 from the: 1st Regiment (Canadian Grenadier Guards), 3rd Regiment (Victoria Rifles) and 65th Regiment (Carabiniers de Mont-Royal) through to its reorganization in 1920 when it was combined with the Westmount Rifles to become The Royal Montreal Regiment. Thus, this is a history of the activities of the 14th Battalion through the Great War of 1914 - 18, in which it took an active and decisive part.

There are 21 photographs, many taken on the battlefield, and 6 sketch maps illustrating the campaigns, amongst the 334 pages of this book. The book also contains 6 appendices giving the Honor Role, Honors and Awards received (2 categories), Commissions, the Battalion's Itinerary and the statistics. Reading it will reward the reader with a rare insight into what it was like to be a Canadian soldier taking part in The Great War.

The book is fully searchable using Adobe Reader, which will be of great assistance to anyone researching a specific person since many members of the battalion are mentioned by name within the text as well as appearing in the appendix lists.

We have extracted the names from the List of Persons appearing in the appendicies and placed it on our web site. Persons List

See also CA0100-S for a compilation CD.

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ISBN: 1-897338-35-X

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The Royal Montreal Regiment 1925 to 1945 The Royal Montreal Regiment 1925 to 1945
Product No. CA0100-2

This is the second volume of the history of the Royal Montreal Regiments, picking up when the previous one left off in 1925 and continuing through the whole of the regiments involvement in the second World War. Essentially the history given in this book ends with the dismissal of the unit from the parade marking its return to Montreal on 10 September 1945 but there are two additional chapters which deal in some detail with the individual members of the Regiment and a further chapter recounting the history of the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion from its formation in 1943 to its dissolution in 1945.

Completing the volume are a number of appendices giving the Honour Role, Honours and Awards, an Index of Persons and a Regimental Index (persons and military units identified in the book.) So you can find out if the person you are seeking appears in this volume we have extracted the names from the Index of Persons and placed it on our web site. Persons List

This wonderful book has been loaned to us in memory of the Late Harry King D'All, who served with the RMR in England throughout the war and was peacetime RSM of the same regiment. This loan was made possible by his children, Helen D'All (Montreal), Dan D'All (South Haven, Mississippi) and Maggie D'All Dugard (Pickering, Ontario) as well as his grandsons Liam McGintny (Montreal) and Tim & Tyler Dugard (Pickering).

See also CA0100-S for a compilation CD.

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ISBN: 1-897338-36-8

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A History of the Eastern Townships - 1869 A History of the Eastern Townships - 1869
Product No. CA0056

An early history of Canada and more specifically of that important area of Quebec just to the South East of Montreal known as the Eastern Townships.

Mrs. Catherine Matilda Day (1815 - 1899) wrote two books about the Eastern Townships, and they were very popular in their time. And rightly so: Catherine has an easy writing style which is surprisingly readable considering that she's writing a history. But that's her secret. She turns history into a series of tales giving a living presence to the historically accurate characters who are the subjects of her stories. See if you can read the story of the poor immigrant family who tried to walk through the Townships before the spring thaw, without reaching for the tissue box. Of course there are passages giving a more conventional, factual, history but even here Catherine gets right to the heart of the matter so you get the facts you need without any unnecessary commentary. In the third part of the book there is a detailed account of the formation of the Eastern Townships. The founding of each village is described and the names of many of the individuals and families instrumental in their early development are given in full.

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The Loyalists of America and Their Times from 1620 to 1816 - 2 Volumes The Loyalists of America and Their Times from 1620 to 1816 - 2 Volumes
Product No. CA0182

In just two volumes this book, published in 1880, covers an enormous sweep of North American history and does so while encompassing events both at the national level and at the very personal level. An absolute necessity for those tracing their Loyalist roots.

It took Egerton Ryerson, himself a descendent of Colonel Joseph Ryerson of the famous Loyalist Ryerson family, 25 years to complete this book. This was not only due to his being employed as the Chief Superintendent of Education for Upper Canada from 1844 to 1876 but can also largely be ascribed to the enormous amount of personal research he did to determine his facts. Egerton, circulated an open letter requesting all descendants of the United Empire Loyalists to write to him, at his expense, and give him their histories and reminiscences. Many of the resulting letters are reproduced in this book.

We thank the Penetanguishene Centennial Museum and Archive (Ontario), Curator Nicole Jackson, for allowing us to borrow the Volume 2 of this set from their collection. We subsequently purchased the Volume 1 to complete this CD. We have now donated our Volume 1 to them, both for safe keeping and to provide the Archive with a complete two volume, set.

We have placed a sampler of this book on our Downloads page if you wish to browse before you buy.

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Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners Report 1850 Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners Report 1850
Product No. AU0009

This official report, the 10th general report of the Colonial Land and Emigration Commissioners, will give useful insight to family and general historians of the state of the various colonies in 1850.

This covers the first 58 pages of this volume. The remaining 160 pages however is taken up with 56 appendixes covering a wide range of interests touching most of the British colonies. It is here that much fascinating material can be gleaned.

Click on the More information link below for a full list of the appendixes and a sample from one of them.

The whole 218 page volume, is searchable - names, subjects and any other words

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Who, What & When in Canada (before the 20th Century) Who, What & When in Canada (before the 20th Century)
Product No. CA0061

This CD is a compilation of four books. The main thing they have in common, and the reason why they are published here as a collection, is that they are all good sources of concise information about the People, Places and Dates which are significant in the (immigrant influenced) history of Canada up to the beginning of the 1900’s:
• The Hand Book of Canadian Dates by F. A. McCord
• Alphabet of First Things in Canada by George Johnson
• The Canadian Almanac, and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the year 1864
• Almanac of ye olde time British Whig for ye year anno domini 1903

Each document may be individually computer searched for keywords but we have enabled our FastFind search feature so you can access all the information contained on the CD in just one search.

For your browsing pleasure we have provided a freely down-load-able sampler containing a few selected pages from the contents of this CD on our Downloads page.

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Officers and Men in the First Canadian Contingent - 1914 Officers and Men in the First Canadian Contingent - 1914
Product No. CA0208

The full title is: List of the Officers and Men Serving in the First Canadian Contingent of the British Expeditionary Force - 1914 Compiled by the Pay and Records Office, Canadian Contingent, 36, Victoria Street, London, S. W.

Surely this has to be the most comprehensive listing of those who served in the First Canadian Contingent during the Great War. Every individual is listed in their Brigade, Battalion, Company, specialist group or whatever is appropriate, together with their rank and regimental number (if applicable.) We have copied the book's index into the Downloadable sampler so you can check out how complete this listing is.

A must have for every genealogist's reference shelf. We have configured the CD to make it text searchable so it is a real research tool.

This book records the names of all these men, both the new and experienced volunteers as well as the pre-existing forces.

This great book has been loaned to us by Marc Leroux. Marc has joined Chris Wight to undertake the mammoth task of making a biographical database of all the Canadians who took part in The Great War. This work will be underway for a long time, but the current data base contents have been made available and can be found at: http://www.canadianGreatWarProject.com/ Please visit their site so they know their work is being appreciated.

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CANADA - April through August, 1916 CANADA - April through August, 1916
Product No. CA0202

This is a magazine style news publication which styles itself as "An illustrated weekly journal for all interested in the Dominion." As you might expect it contains articles about the events in the news both at a national and at a provincial level, including, for instance, the "Investment Supplement."

From a purely genealogical perspective perhaps the most interesting portions of each issue are the lists of casualties and commissions. Of course the predominance of the reporting concerns "Officers" but most of the issues also devote space to "NCO's and Men." Each issue also contains a section reporting births, marriages and deaths in Canada, and a "Purely Personal" section which is packed with snippets reporting the events in the lives of Canadians, both enlisted and civilian. Of course the exact content of each issue varies to accommodate the events to be reported, but for anyone interested in the Great War, or indeed in the events here in Canada during this particular period, here is a wonderful, contemporary, window on Canada's view of the events taking place during this critical period.

We have placed a sampler containing a few pages extracted from the book, for you to browse before you buy, on our web site's Downloads page.

The whole of the text of the book is computer searchable and we have enabled our FastFind technology to speed up your searches for individuals and events.

See the "More Information" pop-up for important information about the contents of this product.

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Colonial Office List 1863 Colonial Office List 1863
Product No. BRA003-1863

Otherwise titled ‘General Register of the Colonial Dependencies of Great Britain’ this book contains general official information regarding the colonies that Great Britain held at this time throughout the world.

This book covers colonies ranging from Antigua, Canada, Ceylon, Gambia, Hong Kong, Newfoundland, Sierra Leone, the Virgin Islands as well as the Australian colonies and New Zealand and many more.

Each section includes information of the location of the colony, a brief description of the colony and its history, Statistics on the finance and exports of the colony and information on the government and its departments and the judiciary as well as on other major groups in the community including church leaders and education.

This book is of use to those with interests in the British colonies in this period of history.

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A History of the War of 1812 A History of the War of 1812
Product No. CA0379

Full title: A History of the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States of America, by James Hannay, originally published 1905.

We are publishing this digital edition in 2011, the year before the 200th anniversary of the outbreak of this war. One of the things which surprised us most in our preparations for this event was to find out that even now there seem to be significantly different perceptions of the causes and purposes of this war, depending on which side of our common national boarder you live. It was this discovery which made me think that the first thing I should make clear, in this description, is that this book was written, before the 100th anniversary, from a Canadian perspective, by an author whose unapologetic sympathies aligned with his British heritage.

That said, the book provides a detailed recording of the events and activities which precipitated the American declaration of war, through all of the recorded actions, and culminating in the Treaty of Ghent in 1814. All of the recognized encounters between the combatants are discussed in as near a chronological order as possible, identifying the armed units and their leaders as well as discussing the larger results of the conflicts at national levels. Throughout there are illustrations of leading figures, pictures of battle fields, reproductions of critical documents, and strategic maps. Of particular note are the illustrations of the fighting men, showing their uniforms, by C. W. Jefferys.

The author has many published books to his credit due, no doubt, to his clear and interesting writing style which manages to carry the reader through what could so easily have been just another history book. A worthwhile read about a subject about which all Canadians and United States Citizens should be familiar.

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The Cameron Family Papers The Cameron Family Papers
Product No. CA0419

This is a first publication of some historically important documents which are passing down through a Canadian branch of the ancient Clan Cameron, of Inverness in Scotland.  The papers are mostly about the descendants of the Camerons of Clunes, Camisky, and Lindally who, in turn, originated from the Camerons of Erracht. 
Like many family collections while there is some attempt at organization there is still a “learning curve” to climb before gaining their full benefit. In this digital publication we have respected the order of bound papers as they reached us, but otherwise, and in our indexing, we have attempted to group like items together. Two previous family researchers have made valiant attempts to bring some order to these papers and their results form a major part of the collection as two bound volumes:
V1. The work of Dr. Kenneth Cameron (1863-1939)

  • This was intentionally loose leaf bound so later members of the family could add new information when and where they could.
  • The volume is structured, firstly along Major Family Lines, and then by selected Individuals.
  • For each individual Kenneth wrote a biography of them and any children; also gathering records of their career, their accomplishments, and their correspondence.
V2 Mrs Ann Guthrie’s monograph, The Camerons of York Mills, (now a suburb of Toronto.)
  • Ann’s work is the most recent addition to this Cameron family history and she has kindly allowed us to include her work in this digital edition. It provides a narrower overview of the Camerons, focused on Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Cameron who was among the numerous Highland soldiers who came to Upper Canada to settle in 1835. Duncan had a distinguished military career before he & his family emigrated. After some exploration, Duncan purchased most of a lot bordering the village of York Mills and built his family home, named Lindally after his Scottish home.  
Other documents in the collection consist of:
  • A c.v. and Genealogical charts drawn up by Kenneth and relating to his written work but physically unsuitable for binding with them.
  • Illustrations, consisting of original paintings, sketches, printed and hand drawn maps, and photographs.
  • Printed announcements, invitations & Share certificates.
  • Newspaper clippings & Miscellaneous correspondence
We want to recognize the generosity and far-sightedness of Betty (née Huycke), who married into the Cameron family in Toronto, Canada, for requesting that these Fonds be made widely available so the history and traditions of the Cameron family may live on.
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