WILSON, Isaiah W.
Title: Geography and History of the County of Digby. grey wraps as is
Publisher:  Halifax, 1900,
Seller ID: 94598
WILSON, Isaiah W. A Geography and History of the County of Digby. Halifax, N.S.: 1900. Pp [i]-xv,(1),-456. 8vo, printed grey wrappers. Contents : 1. General Description of Nova Scotia - Ancient County of Annapolis -- Digbyincluded in its limits -- Boundaries of latter County-- Geography -- Natio nal 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 Earliest Historical References and Descriptions -- French Explorations. 3.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 Res tored - 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 InteriorSettled -- Clare devastated by Fire -- Emigration to Upper Canada -- Frenc h locate at Marshalltown, Gilbert Cove and elsewhere. 15. Visit of GovernorSir James Kempt to Digby -- Steam Communication with Annapolis and St. Joh n, 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 ofSessions raised in Clare - Education Encouraged. 17. Masonic and other Ben evolent 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. AdditionalPolitical Notes -- Confederation -- Shipping and Commerce. 20. Farming and Agricultural Societies -- Judicial History. 21. Sporting and other Amuseme nts. 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 ParliamentaryRepresentatives -- Municipal and Town Councils -- Census Statistics. Cover s detached from body (and quite rubbed with a couple soiled spots, some light browning to margins, else relatively clean internally. As is. 45.00