Picture Gallery of Canadian History, Volume 2: 1763 to 1830

By C. W. Jefferys

Background academics keep in mind! this is one quantity 2 of my favorite assets for educating Canadian heritage.

Dr. C. W. Jefferys was once one among Canada's premier old artists and his three-volume "Picture Gallery of Canadian History" is maybe his best-known success. His enormous quantities of rigorously researched photos of artifacts, humans, areas and episodes from Canadian heritage offer a "treasure residence of data approximately this country's past."

Vol.1 - Discovery to 1900
Vol.2 - 1763 to 1830
Vol.3 - 1839 to 1900

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In 1783. subsequent 12 months he went to New Brunswick as Deputy Surveyor of the King's Woods, in supervision of bushes for the Royal army. there are various references to him in Winslow Papers, through Rev. \V. zero. Raymond. web page 21 Shelburne, formerly often called Port Roseway, the main large payment of the Loyalists in Nova Scotia, used to be tested on a great harbour at the south-west coast of the province. Governor Parr on the request of a couple of New England refugees granted them a wide tract of land, despatched surveyors to put out the plenty and the streets of the projected city, and supplied the settlers with lumber for his or her homes, and provisions for his or her first yr. With accidental irony he named the hot urban of safe haven after the British minister whose management had accredited the phrases of the Treaty of Versailles, which had left the Loyalists on the mercy of the effective Revolutionists, and which was once mostly answerable for their current plight. In might, 1783, approximately 4,000 settlers arrived, and inside a few years the hot city contained approximately 10,000 population. Shipyards, wharves, church buildings, retailers, taverns and sawmills have been quick erected, fish and lumber have been exported to the West Indies and nice Britain, a South American whaling used to be proven, fifty six newspapers have been released. Shelburne grew to become the centre of a trendy so'c iety, and it used to be estimated that it's going to supersede Halifax because the capital. yet its interval of prosperity used to be brief: the neighbourhood used to be now not in a position to aiding the numbers who had so all at once flocked into it, and lots of of the settlers have been ill-suited to pioneer lifestyles. inside of many years such a lot of its population had given up the unsuccessful fight and departed, a number of the homes have been taken down and got rid of to Saint John and Halifax, others have been burned or fell into decay. rather than a hectic city, Shelburne at the present time is a quiet, secluded and picturesque city, the place a couple of nice previous homes stay to mark its short splendour and its shattered hopes. within the early days of payment, a variety of laws have been confirmed in Canada to guard the villages and cities opposed to the chance of fireside that consistently threatened and sometimes destroyed the wood homes. therefore in 1777 the legislation directed that chimneys have been to be swept often to avoid the buildup of soot, and ladders have been to be hooked up to the roof in order that the chimney might be reached if it stuck fireplace; each one apartment needed to be supplied with poles ten toes lengthy, with hooks, or with cross-bars at six-inch periods, for use for knocking off the roofs whilst at risk or on fireplace, with hatchets, and with buckets, of leather-based, or wooden iron hooped, that have been to be saved consistently jam-packed with water and positioned inside of comfortably close to the door. city homes positioned shut jointly needed to be outfitted with their gable ends of stone raised 3 toes above the roof to behave as a barrier to the unfold of fireplace. the fireplace engine at Shelburne used to be one of many earliest different types of the hand-pumping laptop which later of bigger dimension and operated via extra males remained in use till good into the 19th century while the steam-pumping engine displaced it.

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