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Author Name:    LOCKHART, Agnes Helen

Title:   Gems from Scotia's Crown

Publisher:    American Printing and Engraving, 1897, 1897

Seller ID:   41609

LOCKHART, Agnes Helen. Gems from Scotia's Crown. Boston : "Print of American Printing and Engraving Company", (1897). First Edition. Pp (2),3-47,(1 page touristic ad by the Dominion Atlantic Railway, urging us to 'Celebrate Queen Victoria's Jubilee by Taking a Trip This Summer through the Land of Evangeline in Nova Scotia") + frontispiece. Oblong 8vo, decorated green cloth with head of Queen Victoria in gilt on front board, plain spine.

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Agnes Helen Lockhart was a graduate of Sacred Heart School, Halifax and seems to have later settled in Massachusetts.

A viewbook with 36 b&w photos, with accompanying text, some being explanatory prose and some poetry.

Captions of photos:
"French Willows, Grand Pré, N.S.",
"Residence of R. Cail, Yarmouth",
"Evangeline's Well, Grand Pré",
"Old Martello Tower, Halifax",
"Intercolonial Depot" [Halifax],
"St. Paul's (Church of England) Cathedral, [sic] Halifax";
"Parliament Building West" [i.e. The Nova Scotia Legislature],
"'Sam Slick's" House, Windsor, N.S.",
"View in Public Garden, Halifax, N.S.",
"Cup Made from a Part of the Saloon of the Pyramus" [HMS Pyramus, a 36-gun frigate, a surplus naval ship which had been anchored just off Findlays Wharf ],
"Parker and Welsford Monument",
"Doctor Slayter" {Doctor John Slayter Health officer for the Port of Halifax, victim of cholera April 17, 1866, caught aboard the S.S. England, a steamship from Liverpool, England, bound for New York with 1202 passengers, which suffered an outbreak of cholera and was ordered to anchor in quarantine in the shelter of McNabs Cove],
"Father MacIsaac" [a Catholic clergyman who ministered in that cholera outbreak],
"Dalhousie College, Halifax",
"Melville Island and Military Hospital, Halifax",
"Supreme Court House, Halifax",
"Post Office, Halifax",
"St. Mary's Cathedral, R.C.",
"Drinking Fountain, Public Garden, Halifax",
"St. George's Church, Episcopal" [the Round Church],
"View in Public Garden, Halifax",
"Steele's Pond, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax",
"H.M.S. Blake in the Dry Dock, Halifax" [protected cruiser and flagship of the North America and West Indies Squadron from 1892–1895],
"County Academy, Halifax" [Halifax County Academy, the buidling still standing at the corner of Brunswick and Sackville Streets],
"Digby, N.S., Showing Wharf and Gap";
"Old Fort Archway, Showing Ancient Barracks, Annapolis, N.S.";
"Old Magazine, Annapolis, N.S.";
"Grand Pré Village, N.S.";
"Parrsboro Pier, Showing Partridge Island and Blomidon";
"Evangeline Beach, near Wolfville";
"View of Kentville"; "Mount Blomidon" [i.e. Cape Blomidon];
"Interior of Old Covenanters Church, Grand Pré, N.S.";
"Relics of Acadians Dug up at Grand Pré, N.S.";
"From 'Look Off' North Mountain" and
"Steamship St. Croix off the I.S.S. Co. - 200 Tons" [International Steamship Co., (with an accompanying poem on the St. Croix).

Chip to one page professionally repaired, cloth rubbed and soiled, text thumbed slightly, else very good. 150.00


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