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Author Name:    UNIACKE, Richard John). CUTHBERTSON, Brian CUTHBERTSON, Brian

Title:   Old Attorney General : A Biography of Richard John Uniacke. in dj

Publisher:    Nimbus Publishing Limited, Halifax , 1980, ISBN:0920852076 

Seller ID:   4226

(UNIACKE, Richard John). CUTHBERTSON, Brian. The Old Attorney General : A Biography of Richard John Uniacke. (Halifax : Nimbus Publishing Limited), n.d., [1980, Preface date]. Pp (4),iii-vi,(2),[1]-150 + 8 p. of plates. 8vo, yellow ochre cloth. "As Attorney General, Richard John Uniacke was unquestionably the most influential man in early 19th century Nova Scotia, with a mind of exceptional powers. He contributed greatly to the building of a stable and prosperous province. His lovely house at Mount Uniacke (now open to the public as part of the Nova Scotian Museum complex) was the most elegantof its day. And yet, in the writing of Nova Scotian history, Uniacke has r emained a shadowy figure. His personal papers (which must have been voluminous) were destroyed after his death by a daughter-in-law, conscientiously spring cleaning at Mount Uniacke. In recreating The Old Attorney General as vividly as he had done, in poring over the endless papers, documents, journals, newspapers of those years, Brian Cuthbertson has given us a valuable understanding of the early years of a whole province as well as one of its most vivid characters. Although Uniacke is no longer a shadow, he remains aninteresting puzzle, a man of conflicting traits and drives, of strong and violent emotions, an implacable enemy, and at the same time a man who had avision of a British America as a great empire arising in the northern part of the continent." - from the dj. Vg in vg dust jacket. 12.50


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