British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906

British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906

To Which Are Added A Few Names in Adjacent United States Territory : Their Origin and History : With Map and Illustrations

Book - 1971
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"In the last years of the 19th century, Captain John T. Walbran of the Canadian Government Steamship Quadra began to record everything that he could learn about the names of the British Columbia coast. For ten years, he recorded every anecdote, every story, and every conversation that cast light on its history. He combed provincial and city libraries, delved into private collections of papers, and listened to the recollections of Indians, settlers, and sailors. Out of all this original research came British Columbia Coast Names, a magnificent source book full of interesting stories, colourful characters, and authentic history. It was first published in 1909, went out of print almost immediately, and has since been a rarity found in only a few libraries, and a prize for collectors." -- Book jacket.
Publisher: Vancouver : Published for the Vancouver Public Library by J. J. Douglas, 1971, 1977 printing
ISBN: 9780888941435
Characteristics: xvi, 546 p., [20] leaves of plates : ill., ports., maps ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Vancouver Public Library


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