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Author Name:    WRIGHT, Esther Clark

Title:   St. John River and Its Tributaries. First Edition, paperback

Publisher:    1966, 

Seller ID:   48013

WRIGHT, Esther Clark. The St. John River and Its Tributaries. N.pl.: n. p.,(1966). Pp. 218. First Edition. 8vo, blue illustrated card covers, map end -papers. Laugher p.614. Esther Isabelle Clark Wright, née Clark, CM (b. May14, 1895, Fredericton – d. June 17, 1990). A detailed explication of the h istory and geography of New Brunswick's St. John River system, highway for the immense forestry industry of the province, and birthplace of the famous(and exceptionally homely) "Johnny-woodboat" schooners. Chapters : 1. Rive r by Conquest; 2. The Goodly River; 3. The Mouth of the River; 4. Parrtown and the St. John; 5. Smoke and Fog; 6. Business in Great Waters; 7. Lancaster; 8. The Kennebecasis; 9. The Kennebecasis - Lakewise; 10. The Kennebecasis - Riverwise; 11. The Nerepis and the Long Reach; 12. The Belleisle; 13. Queen's County; 14. Washademoak; 15. The Jemseg and Grand Lake; 16. Maugherville; 17. The Oromocto; 18. Fredericton; 19. The Nashwaak and the Nashwaaksis; 20. To the Keswick; 21. Mactaquac; 22. Meduxnekeag to Monquart; 23. The Tobique; 24. Madawaska. With a bibliographical note and an index. [Note the book's table of contents has some Roman numeral errors in the 20s]. "It has been a peculiar pleasure to spend these past months recalling scenes and events connected with the St. John River. I have realized anew how much tne river is a part of me and how fortunate I am to have known it in the bygone era of the canoe, tne river steamer, and the log drive. Although one kind friend thought the previous book, The Saint John River, published by McClleand and Stewart in 1949, "just perfect", and although Hugh Maclennan made very considerable use of it for his cnapier on the St. John Riiver, I wasnot satisfied with it and have rewritten the entire book. Much has happene d on the river meanwhile. Also, in connection with my researches on the Loyalists and on the Steeves tamiiy history and genealogy, I have delved further into various types of records and have visited and revisited many parts of the river. I have made a special effort to get the book out in 1966 for those who wish, as part of the Centennial celebration, to extend their acquaintance with Canada. After pubiication of the previous book, a comment I particularly valued came from British Columbia: 'Thank you for making New Brunswick history come alive.' I hope this book will be able to make both thehistory and geography of New Brunswick come alive." - author's note. Minor bump to tail of spine, name, else vg. 30.00


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