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

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. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, (1996). First Printing. Pp (10),[xi]-xviii,(16),[1]-373,(1). Illustrated. 8vo,blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. "In February 1934, a financial emer gency created by the Great Depression forced the suspension of self-government in Newfoundland. Britain guaranteed Newfoundland's debt and appointed aCommission of Government. Among the first members named to the new governm ent 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 in vivid 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 wide international experience and exceptional administrative ability. His correspondence is candid and direct - that of an insider. Quita's letters reveal a perceptive and inquisitive nature and a pervading social concern. Both write 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 is based 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. Very good in dustjacket 40.00

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

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

Categories: 888,

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1996, ISBN:0802007198:

Seller ID: 16077

Keywords: NEWFOUNDLAND CANADIAN POLITICAL SOCIAL HISTORY POLITICS ECONOMICS CANADA,