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												Upper Canada Sketches by  Thomas CONANT
	 - Hardcover
			 - 1898
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Upper Canada Sketches

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Upper Canada Sketches

by CONANT, Thomas

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Toronto: William Briggs, 1898. Hardcover. Good. viii, 9-243 p. 24 cm. Colour frontispiece, 2 b&w portrait photos, colour map, and 24 other illustrations, most colour plates but including 3 other b&w photos. Colour plates are chromolithographs from paintings by E. S. Shrapnel. Tan cloth with green and gold impressing. Wrapped in mylar, removed for photo. Top edge gilt. Soiling to cloth, spine darkened with frayed ends, worn corners. Foxing to plates and some pages. Roughened text block edges. Worn spots on front free endpaper's corners, signatures on a front page.

The author traces his family, the Conants, from Devon to Massachusetts to a new life in Canada. There they built a home in the wilderness, and experienced pioneer times as well as the Rebellion of 1837. The author describes how he himself visited the US during the Civil War and had a brief visit with President Lincoln. The story of a family as well as a country. Illustrations show logging, the St. Lawrence, Indians, maple sugar making, War of 1812, etc.


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Upper Canada Sketches
CONANT, Thomas
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Ontario, Upper Canada, Conant family, Pioneers, Settlers, Rebellion of 1837, American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln,
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