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Douglas of the Forests. The North American Journals of David Douglas.

By: DAVIES, John.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Edinburgh: Paul Harris, 1979. 0904505375:

Seller ID: 35816

ISBN: 0904505375


"This edited and abridged version deals principally with Douglas's second expedition to what are now the States of Oregon and Washington and the Province of British Columbia in the years 1824-27. In the whole of that vast territory there were not more than 400 Europeans, almost all of whom were engaged in the fur trade and Douglas's account of his travels is full of interest to naturalists and historians and gives a marvellous picture of what life was like in the huge wilderness before the primaeval forest was exploited." Pp.188/Bibliography/ 4 maps drawn by Sylvia Fraser, black & w... View more info

White Tie and Decorations. Sir John and Lady Hope Simpson in Newfoundland, 1934-1936.

By: NEARY, Peter.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. 0802080855:

Seller ID: 35776

ISBN: 0802080855


"In February 1934, a financial emergency created by the Great Depression forced the suspension of self-government in Newfoundland. Britain guaranteed Newfoundland's debt and appointed a Commision of Government. Among the first members named to the new government was Sir John Hope Simpson, whose portfolio included responsibility for fishing, forestry, mining, and agriculture. This book is a selection from the many letters written from Newfoundland to family members in England by Sir John and Lady Hope Simpson (familiarly known as Quita). It recalls in vivid detail the terrible decade of t... View more info