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WRIGHT, Esther Clark. The St. John River and Its Tributaries. N.pl.: n.pub., (1966). First Edition. Pp (4),-218,(2). 8vo, blue cloth, map end-papers. Laugher p.614. Esther Isabelle Clark Wright, née Clark, CM (b. May 14, 1895, Fredericton – d. June 17, 1990). A detailed explication of the historyand geography of New Brunswick's St. John River system, highway for the im mense forestry industry of the province, and birthplace of the famous (and exceptionally homely) "Johnny-woodboat" schooners. Chapters : 1. River 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 - R iverwise; 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; 2 0. 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 McClleandand Stewart in 1949, "just perfect", and although Hugh Maclennan made very considerable use of it for his cnapier on the St. John Riiver, I was not s atisfied with it and have rewritten the entire book. Much has happened on the river meanwhile. Also, in connection with my researches on the Loyalistsand on the Steeves tamiiy history and genealogy, I have delved further int o various types of records and have visited and revisited many parts of theriver. 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 the history and geography of New Brunswick come alive." - author's note. Penned note"Review copy from Author-Publisher, P.O. Box 710, Wolfville, N.S." on titl e-page in what looks like Wright's handwriting. Very good in rubbed dustjacket with tears. 40.00
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