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ATKINSON, Rev. W. Christopher. A Historical and Statistical Account of New-Brunswick, B.N.A with Advice to Emigrants. Third Edition, Greatly Improved and Corrected. Edinburgh : Printed by Anderson & Bryce, 1844. Pp [i]-xvi,-284. Folding map at front. With quaint wood-engraved plate of "Mascreen Church, St.George's, New Brunswick, B.N.A." (opp. p.46). Illustration of a bear on p.145, of a bear on p.147, of a group of Indians on p.210. 12mo (112 x 170 mm), brown cloth decoratively blind-stamped, with gilt lettering to spine, a.e.g.
TPL 2511, Sabin p.306, Macfarlane p.6, Lochhead, Checklist of Nineteenth Century Canadian Poetry in English : The Maritimes p.3.
Rev. William Christopher Atkinson, A.M. pastor at Mascreen, Charlotte County from 1839 to 1841.
Preface dated July, 1844, Edinburgh.
1. The Spirit of Emigration — What the Colony must depend upon for its prosperity — Latitude and Longitude of the province — Disease — the Climate — its Water — Conveyiauce — The Extent and Situation of the Great Coal Field — the Sea Coast — The City of St John — by Whom and When it was first Inhabited — its Rise, Progress, Population, Buildings, Churches, Banks, Inhabited Houses, Tides, and of the several Fires that have taken Place in |the City — Portland — its Business — Places of Worship - Inhabited Houses— Families and Persons — Carlton, its Bridge, Locality, Trade, Churches, Inhabited Houses, Families, and Acres of Cleared Land — Lancaster, its Mills, Inhabitants, Acres of Cleared Ground
2. St. George's, its Falls, Mills — Mascreen, Le Tang, Le Tete, Settlements, Churches, Inhabited Houses, Families, Persons, and Acres of Cleared Land — Pennfield, Inhabited Houses, Families, and Acres of Cleared Land — Winter Campaigns of the Lumber Men, &c. — St Patrick's, its Situation, Inhabited Houses,Families, and Acres of Cleared Land — St. Andrew's, its Locality, Soil, Churches, Inhabited Houses, Families, Acres of Cleared Land — St David's, "St James', St Stephen's with their Situation, Inhabitants, Families, Acres of Cleared Land, &c. — the Islands in the Passamaquoddy Bay, their Length, Breadth, Fisheries, Timber, Soil, Inhabitants, Acres of Cleared Land, &c.
3. Fredericton, its Situation, Size, Progress, Trade, Buildings, its Advantages, Inhabited houses, Families, Persons, Acres of Cleared Land, Horses, Neat Cattle, Sheep, Swine, distance from St John's, St. Andrew's, Chatham, Quebec, and Halifax. — Chatham, Douglas, Bathurst, Dalhousie, Richibucto, Shediac, Petitcodiac, Hopewell, Sackville, Dorchester, Sussex-Vale, Dutch-Valley, Londonderry, Penn-Mill Creek, Black-River, Hampton, Kingston, Sheffield, Gagetown, Woodstock, Keswick, &.c. — Prince William, Jackstown, Wakefield, with an account of their Soil, Public Buildings, Churches, Mills, Families, Acres of Cleared Land, &c.
4. Forests, Soil, Natural History, &c. Remarks on the Forests, their Growth — Different kinds of Wood growing in the Province — Maple, Sugar, and the way of obtaining it — the Hackmatic, its quality and purposes — the Soil — Intervale— effects of Fire on the Forests, &c. — Manure — time of Planting — Manner of Reaping. — Objects of Natural History — the Moose, its size, nature, and quality — the Caribou, its size, nature. - the Bear, its colour, size, nature, &c. — the Otter, Fox, Mink, Fisher, Woodchuck, Racoon, and Porcupine — the Beaver, the manner in which they build their houses, and the means they make use of to escape from their enemies — the Musk-Rat, and the Squirrel. Fish, Whale and Shark species, bony and castilagenous, found in the waters of New-Brunswick.
5. The New-Brunswick Coal Field - Introductory Remarks - its Division, Extent, Deposits, Quality, &c. — The Salmon River, &c.— Coal Mines, their Deposits, Quality, &c. - Minerals of the Province — Iron, its uses— Copper Ore- Lead Galena — Magnesia — Limestone — Gypsum — Rock Salt — Granite — Jasper - Calcedony — Amethyst — Agate — Heulandite—Stilblite — Apophyiite — Slates, &c.
6. Account of the Rivers, Islands, Bay of Fundy, &c.— Falls at St John's, Lakes, Streams, &c. — American Indians — Alluvium along the Banks of the St John— Action of the Sea on the Coast of New- Brunswick.
7. The subject of Emigration — Directions to Emigrants in Preparing for Embarkation — Medicines Required for the Voyage — Instructions on Landing— How to obtain, select, and cultivate Land — Directions how to Build a House, Barn, &c. — Agriculture, Soils, Manure, &c - Public Functionaries — Insurance and Joint-Stock Companies — Banks— Societies— Counties - Parishes— Roads - Information to Travellers — State of the Weather in each month in the Province — Remarks on the North-East Boundary Question — The Extent of the British Territory in British North America - Poetry [with four poems by C.W.A.].
Rebacked, with new spine, map repaired, internally clean but for some old underlining and marginal markings to text in pen. 250.00
Title: A Historical and Statistical Account of New Brunswick. Third Edition
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