ARCHIBALD, Edward Mortimer). ARCHIBALD, Edith J. BORDEN, Robert Laird
Title: Life and Letters of Sir Edward Mortimer Archibald, K.C.M.G., C.B. : A Memoir of Fifty Years of Service. First Edition
Publisher:  George N. Morang, Toronto, 1924, 1924
Seller ID: 5838
(ARCHIBALD, Edward Mortimer). ARCHIBALD, Edith J. Life and Letters of Sir Edward Mortimer Archibald, K.C.M.G., C.B. : A Memoir of Fifty Years of Service, by his daughter Edith J. Archibald. With a Foreword by The Rt. Hon Sir Robert Laird Borden, G.C.M.G. Toronto : George N. Morang, 1924. First Edition. Pp (8), vii-xviii, (2), 1-266, portrait frontispiece + 8 leaves of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front and spine.
Front cover title : A Memoir of Fifty Years of Service.
O'Dea 1783, Watters p.458, Rhodenizer p.489.
For Sir Edward Mortimer Archibald (b. May 10, 1810, Truro, Nova Scotia - d. February 8, 1884, Hove, Sussex) see Leslie Harris' article in DCB XI:27-29; also DNLB p.5; Marble NSH&A pp.42-43.
A Truro native, educated in Pictou and Halifax and long-time civil servant in Newfoundland.
1. The Archibald Ancestry;
2. Early Life and Surroundings;
3. Halifax Days and Marriage;
4. In England's Oldest Colony;
5. Last Days in Newfoundland;
6. British Consul at New York;
7. The American Civil War;
8. The Consul and the Slave Trade;
9. The Benjamin Letter;
10. Human Interest Stories;
11.The Fenian Conspiracy;
12. The Consul in Private Life;
13. The Alabama Claims [the damages, sought by the United States government from the British government in 1869, for the attacks upon American merchant ships by the CSS Alabama and similar warships, built secretly in Britain and sold to the Confederate States Navy during the Civil War];
14. An Appreciated Official;
15. Closing Years in New York;
16. Rewarded with Honours;
17. Passing of a Great Canadian.
With an index. Spine lightly sunned, light wear and some soiling to cloth and fore-edge with old dampstain to rear board, else very good, solid. 50.00