Tag Archives: Canada

Uninvited but Welcome

Quick Quotes 5. The following is taken from George Head’s Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America (1829): As countries become more civilized, the social feeling is proportionably restrained; amd hospitality and barbarism are, it is said, … Continue reading

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A Disturbed Night

Snippets 122. In 1815 George Head, the assistant commissary-general of the commissariat of the 3rd division of the Spanish army, undertook a journey across North America, snappily titled Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America, Being a … Continue reading

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Too Much Rum

Quick Quotes 3. The following is taken from George Head’s Forest Scenes and Incidents in the Wilds of North America (1829): Two country fellows came into the inn while I was eating, and placed themselves at a small table in … Continue reading

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The British Baronet who Vanished

Guest Post 10: The Klondike and the Lost Baronet (Part One). The following guest post article has been kindly contributed by Geoffrey A. Pocock, author of Outrider of Empire: The Life and Adventures of Roger Pocock (University of Alberta Press) and … Continue reading

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The Klondike and the Lost Baronet

Guest Post 10: The Klondike and the Lost Baronet (Part One). The following guest post article has been kindly contributed by Geoffrey A. Pocock, author of Outrider of Empire: The Life and Adventures of Roger Pocock (University of Alberta Press) and … Continue reading

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Bug attack! (Snippets 49)

John Franklin was an Arctic explorer and Royal Navy officer, whose last expedition in 1845 ended in tragedy when his ship became trapped in ice and the entire crew died.  This was a sad end for a man who had … Continue reading

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The Asylum Seekers (Guest Post 7)

The following guest post article has been kindly contributed by Geoffrey A. Pocock, author of Outrider of Empire: The Life and Adventures of Roger Pocock (University of Alberta Press) and One Hundred Years of the Legion of Frontiersmen (currently out … Continue reading

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