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Gazetteer and Business Directory, Canada 1930 Gazetteer and Business Directory, Canada 1930
Product No. CA0035

A wonderful book with a truly misleading original title. Of the almost 2000 pages in this book the gazetteer takes up 70 while the rest are devoted to a wonderfully complete directory of Canadian businesses and professional people and their advertising. This is a great resource in a Country where early directories are so scarce.

Both the gazetteer and the Business Directory are indexed by Province but the Business Directory is also sub-indexed by trade or profession. So, if you are looking for someone who was a Grocer in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan you can go straight to the alphabetized list of 71 candidates, most of who were trading under their own name rather than under a company name. In fact the vast majority of the businesses listed were named for the owner including, of course, the professional listings for Physicians, Veterinarians, Barristers, Insurance Agents, etc.

Another one for the must have list.

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ISBN: 1-897338-10-4

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Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871 (Newfoundland section) Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871 (Newfoundland section)
Product No. CA0192-M

This CD provides the Newfoundland alphabetical directory section and the two general information sections. The complete directory is available as product number CA0192-S. Please see the listing for CA0192-S above for a full description.

We have provided a free downloadable sampler of the book on our Downloads web page.

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Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871 Lovell's Canadian Dominion Directory - 1871
Product No. CA0192-S

* New edition including previously missing page and enhanced "FastFind."

Other than the government's official census this is probably the most exhaustive single source of information on the inhabitants of "The Dominion," and the two closely allied but still independent Provinces of Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland, in this period. In the Preface to the directory John Lovell, the editor and publisher, sets out the background to the conception and production of this mammoth work and from this it can be seen that his objective was to identify as many individuals as possible in the 6 Provinces. He did, however, appear to limit himself to listing only the "heads" of families and independent residents such as borders and roomers. Unlike so many contemporary directories, it includes people from all "walks" of life so laborers, farmers, tradesmen, merchants, "professionals," military, clergy, politicians, consuls and even representatives of the Crown all get "equal billing." Also in the alphabetically arranged lists are businesses and stores, usually showing the proprietor or manager as well as the address of the business. Frequently the business proprietors and managers are also listed in their own homes as well. Each listing for individuals gives the full name the occupation(s), the street address and an indication of the type of residence such as "h" for house, or "bds" for boards. The "commercial" listings give the name of the business, the nature of the business, the person to contact and the street address.

This is an essential resource for anyone researching Eastern and Central Canada in the late 1800's.

This is an enormous book of in excess of 2,500 pages. In order to make it more financially accessible to those who are only interested in one or two provinces we have published our reproduction in individual sections as well as the whole book.

We are indebted to the Historical Society of Ottawa for kindly loaning us this early directory so we could reproduce it for you on CD. Please join with us to thank them for their public spirited generosity in allowing us to make this rare and valuable book more accessible.

We have provided a free downloadable sampler of the book on our Downloads web page.

See "More information" below for details on how to update to the new edition.

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ISBN: 1-897338-70-8

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Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America - 1874 Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America - 1874
Product No. CA0104

There's nothing I can say to describe the contents of this book which isn't already printed in it.

The title page has: "Lovell's gazetteer of British North America: containing the latest and most authentic descriptions of over six thousand cities, towns and villages in the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, British Columbia, And The North West Territories; and general information, drawn from official sources, as to the names, locality, extent, etc., of over fifteen hundred lakes and rivers, table of routes, showing the proximity of the railroad stations, and sea, lake and river ports, to the cities, towns, villages, etc., in the several provinces."

This CD is formatted to be read by any of the freely available PDF interpreter applications although we recommend the use of Adobe Reader™ version 4 or better for maximum compatibility. It will run on any computer which can run a PDF interpreter and read standard CDs. We have formatted the CD for text searches although the original book was carefully designed to make all the information readily available through alphabetized listings. The addition of our "bookmarking" has improved this accessibility to the point where text searching should hardly be used.

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

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ISBN: 1-897338-38-4

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Mercantile Agency Reference Book; Dominion of Canada - 1893 Mercantile Agency Reference Book; Dominion of Canada - 1893
Product No. CA0371

Title continues: Containing ratings of the Merchants, Manufacturers and Traders Generally, throughout the Dominion of Canada, with an Appendix containing Banking towns, Banks, Branches, Etc.; Collection Laws of each Province, etc., etc. Published and printed by Dun, Wiman & Co., Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Halifax, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, St, John, Winnipeg, Victoria, Etc., March, 1893.

This book is a wonderful source for finding anyone in Canada around the year 1890 - 1900 if they were engaged in an occupation which involved buying wholesale goods from merchants who were not “local” to them physically. This included a very wide range of trades and professions ranging from itinerant peddlers buying one or two household essentials, to factory magnates buying raw materials by the ton, and included unexpected professions such as doctors buying drugs to dispense where (presumably) there were no pharmacists / druggists to be found. There are, of course, thousands of merchant shopkeepers of all types from General Stores to Furniture and Casket showrooms. In addition there is an appendix identifying all the banking institutions across the trading area, listed by Province, Area and Town/City and providing the name of their Mercantile agent.

The development of affordable, reliable, and “fast” transportation - particularly by rail - radically expanded the distance over which a trader could buy his supplies but, at the same time - took away the possibility for buyers and sellers to know each other both personally and by reputation. Thus there became a need to gauge the trustworthiness of a trading partner who was going to be in your debt, at a distance.

Starting almost by accident as a number of individual, local, fiscal reputation rating “referees” were already active in a few US cities. These “rating” services quickly expanded their reach across the whole of North America and then across the World into Europe and the Orient. Anywhere, in fact, where the business of trading goods and materials was carried on.

Click on the "More Information" for a description of the layout and content of the book.

This is an amazing resource, replete with scarce personal information, and well worth taking the extra time and effort that may be needed to extract that information.

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ISBN: 978-1-927503-16-4

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Mercantile Agency Reference Book; Dominion of Canada - 1893 (Eastern Provinces) Mercantile Agency Reference Book; Dominion of Canada - 1893 (Eastern Provinces)
Product No. CA0371-E

Title continues: Containing ratings of the Merchants, Manufacturers and Traders Generally, throughout the Dominion of Canada, with an Appendix containing Banking towns, Banks, Branches, Etc.; Collection Laws of each Province, etc., etc. Published and printed by Dun, Wiman & Co., Montreal, Toronto, Quebec, Halifax, Hamilton, London, Ottawa, St, John, Winnipeg, Victoria, Etc., March, 1893.

If you wish to understand why this book, and others like it, were originally published please see the description of the complete Mercantile Agency Reference Book, under catalogue number CA0371.

The book is divided into four main geographical subject sections and a section about Canadian Financial Laws and Banks. This CD contains these Financial / Banking sections and the listings of merchants in Eastern Section, i.e.: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, P.E.I., the islands of St. Pierre de Miquelon, and the Magdalen Islands. The geographic area in question is illustrated on a “fold-out” map (bound before the New Brunswick section) showing topology, districts and places.

Also available on separate CDs are the complete book, i.e., the Dominion of Canada (CatNo. CA0371), the Western (Suffix -W), the Quebec (Suffix -Q) and the Ontario (Suffix -O) sections.

The towns and cities in a “Section” are listed alphabetically and bear a code which locates them on the relevant map. Most also show a little gazetteer like information about their size, location and major facilities. Below this information is an alphabetical list of the businesses, traders, merchants, etc., working there. Each is rated for their fiscal “strength” and “responsibility” and the type of their trade. In addition the general nature of their business is given in (abbreviated) plain language. The vast majority of businesses were run under their proprietor’s name so individuals can be found by a direct name search without a need to know their businesses trading name. Companies trading under a registered name usually show the names of the Proprietors in the listing.

This is an amazing resource, replete with scarce personal information, and well worth taking the extra time and effort that may be needed to extract that information.

Due to the poor print quality of this book we have elected to edit both the images and computer read text to maximize your ability to find and recognize people and businesses it records. We have been at pains to NOT introduce additional errors and a fuller explanation of the processes followed is provided to guide you in your researches and aid you in your searches.

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ISBN: 978-1-927503-18-8

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