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Letters and Journals of Simon Fraser, 1806-1808

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ISBN-10: 1550027131

ISBN-13: 9781550027136

Edition: 2007

Authors: W. Kaye Lamb, Michael Gnarowski

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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication date: 5/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836

W. Kaye Lamb (1904-1999) had a long and distinguished career as an archivist and librarian in Canada. He was instrumental in setting up Canada's National Library in 1953.

Michael Gnarowski co-edited The Making of Modern Poetry in Canada, compiled The Concise Bibliography of English Canadian Literature, and edited the Critical Views of Canadian Writers Series for McGraw-Hill Ryerson. Gnarowski is professor emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ancestry and Early Life
The North West Company
Three Years of Exploration
The Fraser Manuscripts
Later Years
Family and Fame
The Great Journey: Exploring the Fraser River
Journal of a Voyage from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean Performed in the Year 1808: From the original manuscript in the Toronto Public Library
Fort George to the Thompson River
Thompson River to the Strait of Georgia
Return Journey to the Thompson River
Thompson River to Fort George
Second Journal of Simon Fraser from May 30th to June 10th 1808: From the transcript in the Bancroft Library, University of California
Background of the Great Journey
First Journal of Simon Fraser from April 12th to July 18th 1806: From the transcript in the Bancroft Library, University of California
At Rocky Mountain Portage
Rocky Mountain Portage to McLeod Lake
At Fort McLeod
Fort McLeod to the Nechako River
Letters from New Caledonia August 1806 to February 1807: From transcripts in the Bancroft Library, University of California, and from manuscripts in the Archives of British Columbia
Miscellaneous Papers
Fraser's Notes on His Family
Isabella Fraser's Claim for Compensation, 1787
Jules Quesnel's Description of New Caledonia and of the Journey Down the Fraser River in 1808: Letter to J.M. Lamothe, May 1, 1809
Fraser's Declaration to the Earl of Selkirk, August 16, 1816
Petitions for Land Submitted by Fraser in 1818
Letter from Fraser to Donald AE. MacDonell, 1840
Fraser's Application for a Military Pension, 1841
Memorandum by Simon Fraser and John McDonald of Garth, 1859
Letter of John A. Fraser, son of Simon Fraser, to the editor of the "Hastings Chronicle", 1862
Memorial of Fraser's Last Will and Testament, 1862
Petition Submitted by Harriet Fraser, Daughter of Simon Fraser, in 1887 and again in 1890
Portraits of Fraser
Select Bibliography
Notes
Index