Joseph Howe and the Anti-Confederation League


BURPEE, Lawrence J., (ed.). Joseph Howe and the Anti-Confederation League. Edited With Introduction, Notes and Bibliography by Lawrence J. Burpee. Excerpted from the Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Section II, Series III, Vol. X, March 1917. [Ottawa : Printed for the Royal Society of Canada, 1917]. Pp 409-473,(1), frontispiece portrait + 1 plate. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Shortly before his death Sir Robert Weatherbe wrote the present writer that he had in his possession a series ofleters addressed by Joseph Howe to William J. Stairs, relating to the Anti -Confederation Movement. He thought of editing these letters, and asked advice as to the most suitable means of publication. It was suggested that they might be submitted as a paper to The Royal Society, and published in the Transactions. Unfortunately Sir Robert Weatherbe did not live to carry out his idea. As one who had been Joint Secretary of the League of the MaritimeProvinces, of which Howe was President and Stairs one of the Vice-Presiden ts, and who had been on terms of intimacy with all the principal actors in the Anti-Confederation Movement, he would have been an ideal editor of sucha series of letters. The present writer, with Lady Weatherbe's consent, un dertook the task. Although conscious enough that at best he could offer only a very poor substitute for the paper Sir Robert Weatherbe would have produced, be felt that these letters of Joseph Howe were too important to remain in obscurity, particularly at a time when Canadians were preparing to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the birth of the Dominion. In the notes appended to the letters an ettort has been made to identify names and incidents that were more familiar to Howe's contemporaries than they are to Canadians of the present generation." (from the Introduction). Ex-libris Franklyn H. Hicks (with his name ticket), pink mark on back of frontispiece, elsevery good, with addenda slip tipped in. 85.00

Title: Joseph Howe and the Anti-Confederation League

Author Name: BURPEE, Lawrence J., (ed.) Transactions of the R.S.C., Section II, Series III, Vol. X, March 1917 HOWE, Joseph

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Publisher: Printed for the Royal Society of Canada / RSC, Ottawa, 1917,:

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Keywords: CANADA LETTERS CORRESPONDENCE CONFEDERATION ANTI-CONFEDERATION LEAGUE HISTORY CANADIAN POLITICS,