WILSON, Isaiah W.
Title: Geography and History of the County of Digby. poor copy
Publisher:  Holloway Bros., Halifax, 1900,
Seller ID: 11161
WILSON, Isaiah W. A Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia. Halifax: Holloway Bros., 1900. Pp (4),v-xv,(1),-471,(1). 8vo, maroonhalf calf, red marbled paper covered boards. Contents : 1. General Descrip tion of Nova Scotia - Ancient County of Annapolis -- Digby included in its limits -- Boundaries of latter County-- Geography -- National History -- Climate. 2. Earliest Historical References and Descriptions -- French Explorations. 3. Aborigines and their Footprints -- Acadians and their Entrance within the County -- Notes and Relics of Ancient Settlements. 4. Earliest Land Grants in the County -- Primary English Settlers -- Inducements to emigrate thither -- Locations and Sufferings -- Grants to Acadians. 5. Loyalist choose Conway as their Home -- Their Locations, Conditions and First Experiences. 6. Mode of Allotting Lands to the Loyalists -- Progress of the Settlements --Miscellaneous. 7. Township and other Grants -- Discontent concerning the Allotment of lands -- Further Arrivals -- Early Notes and Improvements. 8. Public Worship -- Earliest Clergymen -- Churches erected. 9. First Educational Efforts. 10. Clare formed a Township -- Hillsburgh included with Clements -- New Settlements. 11. Commercial Progress -- Fisheries -- Religious Changes. 12. Court of Sessions established at Digby -- Improvements in Highways -- Grant of Confirmation Issued -- Confidence Restored - Dissenters becoming Numerous and Influential -- Efforts to retard their Progress -- Miscellaneous Notes. 13. War of 1812-14 -- Its Effects on the County -- Militia and Defences. 14. Further Land Grants -- The Interior Settled -- Claredevastated by Fire -- Emigration to Upper Canada -- French locate at Marsh alltown, Gilbert Cove and elsewhere. 15. Visit of Governor Sir James Kempt to Digby -- Steam Communication with Annapolis and St. John, N.B. -- Loss of Packet Caroline -- Digby County Established -- Hillsburgh and Weymouth Townships Defined. 16. Political Notes -- Clare accorded a Member in the House of Assembly -- Appearance of "Potato Blight" -- Court of Sessions raised in Clare - Education Encouraged. 17. Masonic and other Benevolent Institutions -- Temperance Organizations and their Results -- Miscellaneous Notes. 18. Ecclesiastical History, Continued -- Visit of Governor Falkland -- Schools and General Literacy Advancement -- Sequel of Introduction of New Education Act -- Centennial Celebration in Clare. 19. Additional Political Notes -- Confederation -- Shipping and Commerce. 20. Farming and Agricultural Societies -- Judicial History. 21. Sporting and other Amusements. 22. Western Counties' Railway. 23. Nova Scotia Electric Telegraph and its success -- Domestic Steamers and Telephone Lines. 24. Biographies of General Conway and Admiral Digby -- Sketches of Prominent Early Settlers. 25. Miscellaneous Notes -- Valuable Documents -- Our Future -- How to make it Prosperous -- Results of such Efforts -- Conclusion. Appendices: Copies of Valuable Documents -- Roll of Clergy, Government Officers and Parliamentary Representatives -- Municipal and Town Councils -- Census Statistics. Heavy wear to covers, lacking half of spine, surface tears to boards, covers nearly detached, many leaves loose and edgeworn, a poor, reading copy only. As is. 30.00