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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 62

British North America

British North America.

Roberts, Charles G. D.—The Canadian Guide-Book: The Tourist's and Sportsman's Guide to Eastern Canada and Newfoundland. 12mo. Pp. viii.-270. London. William Heinemann. 1892. (Price 6s.) [Presented by the Publisher.]

With the annually increasing number of tourists to Canada, the want of a reliable handbook has long been felt, and this little work, although page 472 limited to that section of Canada which is designated Eastern Canada, nevertheless gives a large amount of general information regarding Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Newfoundland, and that part of Labrador belonging to Newfoundland, though not attached to Canada, are touched upon for the convenience of tourists who may wish to visit them. The territory described may most conveniently be covered in a round trip offering abundant choice of routes and opportunity for attractive side-trips from the most important towns along the way. The contents include full descriptions of routes, cities, points of interest, summer-resorts, fishing places, throughout Eastern Canada and the Maritime Provinces; whilst an Appendix contains the fish and game laws, and official lists of trout and salmon rivers, together with their lessees. The plan of the book, its arrangement and classification of matter, and the system of treatment, are based on the famous Baedeker handbooks, and so the work possesses compactness, portability, and facility of consultation. In addition to three maps, it is well illustrated by a series of photographic views, and can be strongly recommended to those who contemplate making a tour in Canada.

Langtry, Rev. J. (M.A., D.C.L.).—History of the Church in Eastern Canada and Newfoundland. 12mo. Pp. vi.-256. London. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1892. (Price 8s.) [Presented by the Publishers.]

As one of the series of Colonial Church Histories which are being published by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, that regarding Eastern Canada and Newfoundland contains a considerable amount of information regarding the early work of the Church and the founding of its first Colonial Bishoprics. There is no more interesting topic of colonisation than that of the early history of the Church in the various Colonies, and Mr. Langtry, who is Rector of St. Luke's, Toronto, has been eminently successful in gathering together in so limited a space, where freedom of treatment has necessarily been excluded, so many interesting items of the foundation of the Church in British North America. Each diocese of what may be termed "older Canada" has claimed the attention of the Author, who divides his work into distinct chapters dealing with the dioceses of Quebec, Toronto, Fredericton, Montreal, Huron, Ontario, Algoma, Niagara and Newfoundland. Several interesting biographical notices of those noble men who have toiled in the hard places of the field are embodied, together with a history of the pioneer days of the Church's life in Canada.

Brymner, Douglas.—Report on Canadian Archives. 8vo. Pp. xlix.-877. Ottawa. 1892. (Price 1s. 6d.) [Presented by the Government of Canada.]

Mr. Brymner continues the publication of the documents regarding the early history of the various provinces of Canada contained in the Public Record Office with the same care and correctness which he has page 473 hitherto exercised in preceding volumes. The portions of the correspondence calendared in this Report include the transactions in the two provinces of Upper and Lower Canada during the years immediately succeeding the division of the old province of Quebec. Owing to affairs in the two provinces having been so closely connected, Mr. Brymner, for convenience' sake, gives abstracts of the documents relating to each for the same period, an arrangement which has the advantage of presenting an intelligible and consecutive history of occurrences. Lists of the names of the early settlers referred to in previous reports on the documents, down to the close of the first well-marked period after the Conquest (1760 to 1791), are contained in the present volume, and show to a very considerable extent the gradual settlement of Upper Canada, or, as it is now called, Ontario, besides that of Lower Canada during the same period. The work is one of very great importance regarding the early history of the Dominion, and places on record a collection of facts of an authentic character in a most accessible manner.