White Tie and Decorations : Sir John and Lady Hope Simpson in Newfoundland,1934-1936. pbk

By: NEARY, Peter, (ed.) SIMPSON, John, Sir SIMPSON, Hope, Lady

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NEARY, Peter, (ed.). White Tie and Decorations : Sir John and Lady Hope Simpson in Newfoundland, 1934-1936. Edited by Peter Neary. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1997). Second Printing. Pp (10),[xi]-xviii,(16),[1]-373,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, blue card covers. "In February 1934, a financial emergency created by the Great Depression forced the suspension of self-government in Newfoundland. Britain guaranteed Newfoundland's debt and appointed a Commission of Government. Among the first members named to the new government was Sir John Hope Sampson, whose portfolio included responsibility for fishing, forestry, mining, and agriculture. This book is a selection from the many letters written from Newfoundland to family members in England by Sir John and Lady Hope Simpson (familiarly known as Quita). It recalls invivid detail the terrible decade of the 1930s. The reader relives the era through the eyes of a couple who had a unique and informed perspective on events in Newfoundland and Labrador. Sir John Hope Simpson was a man of wideinternational experience and exceptional administrative ability. His corre spondence is candid and direct - that of an insider. Quita's letters reveala perceptive and inquisitive nature and a pervading social concern. Both w rite about their progressive, even utopian, ideas.They travelled extensively in the country, met a wide range of people, and recorded their experiences in letters that capture the essence of the time. Peter Neary's edition isbased on the collection of Hope Simpson papers at Balliol College, Oxford. His selection from the Newfoundland correspondence is complemented in the book by maps and photographs. Neary's introduction lays the groundwork for an understanding of the letters and the milieu of the Hope Simpsons." - from the rear cover. Some corner creasing to rear cover, name, else very good.15.00

Title: White Tie and Decorations : Sir John and Lady Hope Simpson in Newfoundland,1934-1936. pbk

Author Name: NEARY, Peter, (ed.) SIMPSON, John, Sir SIMPSON, Hope, Lady

Categories: 888,

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1997, ISBN:0802080855:

Seller ID: 67892

Keywords: NEWFOUNDLAND CANADIAN POLITICAL SOCIAL HISTORY POLITICS ECONOMICS CANADA,