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LAWSON, William, Mrs. History of the Townships of Dartmouth, Preston and Lawrencetown; Halifax County, N.S. (Akins Historical Prize Essay). Edited by Harry Piers. Halifax : Morton & Co., 1893. Pp (2),[iii]-vi,(2),-260,frontispiece. 8vo, green cloth. Morley p.100, Rhodenizer p.565. “In writing the history of townships like Dartmouth, Preston, and Lawrencetown, the author , owing to the narrowness of the field, has frequently to treat of subjects which would not be touched in a more comprehensive account. This necessity of dealing with minutiae leads to the introduction of tales and other minor traditions, which often have greater interest than a less particular narrative, as the details of a novel possess more charms than a discription [sic] of the plot alone or a mere résumé of the story. The annals of Dartmouthand its sister townships, contain several tales of a by-gone age, whose recital has often brought tears to humble eyes and which may yet have a charm for a more general and critical audience.” - from the Preface.
Contents : History of Township of Dartmouth : 1. From the First Settlement Until the Departure of the Quakers (pp 1-23). 2. The Shubenacadie Canal (pp 24-38). 3.Ferries (pp 39-59). 4. From the Departure of the Quakers in 1792 Until the Present Time (pp 60-69). 5. Church History (pp 70-88). 6. Description, Etc ., of the Country Surrounding the Town (pp 89-111). 7. Present Industries and Railway (pp 112-124). 8. Tales (pp 125-148). History of Township of Preston : 1. From the First Grant in 1784 Until the Arrival of the Maroons in 1796 (pp 151-160). 2. The Maroons and Maroon Hall (pp 161-184). 3. History Subsequent to the Departure of the Maroons, Including Church History (pp 185-198). 4. Remarks on Some of the Early Settlers (pp 199-220). 5. Tales, Etc. (pp 221-243). History of Lawrencetown (pp 247-258). Freshly repaired & rebacked with new endpapers. Very good, clean and tight, in original cloth. 350.00
Title: History of the Townships of Dartmouth, Preston and Lawrencetown, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
Publisher: Morton & Co., Halifax , 1893,:
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