TOLMIE, William Fraser LARGE, R. G., foreword MITCHELL, Howard T.
Title: Journals of William Fraser Tolmie : Physician and Fur Trader. in dustjacket
Publisher:  Mitchell Press Limited, Vancouver, 1963,
Seller ID: 102141
TOLMIE, William Fraser. The Journals of William Fraser Tolmie : Physician and Fur Trader. Vancouver : Mitchell Press Limited, (1963). First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xv,(1),1-413,(3),+ 16 pp plates. Index. 8vo, international orangecloth black lettering to spine. "William Fraser Tolmie, Scottish born and educated, began a diary in 1830, while a medical student in Glasgow, in which he made entries until 1843. In that time he recorded his long sea voyageto the Columbia River via Cape Horn and the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands, h is life at the Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Vancouver and For Nusqually in what is now the State of Washington, and at Fort McLoughlin trading with theIndians of the northern British Columbia coast. Physician and surgeon thou gh he was by training, Tolmie added the duties of fur trader and pursued his strong avocational interest in the geography, natural history, anthropology and languages of a wilderness country and its native peoples." (from thedj). Contents : Preface (by R.G. Large); The Diary (by Howard T. Mitchell) ; In Scotland; Voyage Out; Honoruru; To Fort Vancouver; Fort Nusqually and Fort McLoughlin; Fort Simpson and Fort McLoughlin; Notes and Correspondence; Return to Britain; Trip to Cape Verde Islands; Paris Interlude; Appendix A to H. Very good in dustjacket. Inscribed "With best wishes from Dorothy Weyte-Tolmie 1990." 65.00