Collection Items

  • Map
    [Book of running charts of the Yukon and Stewart rivers, 1913-1950 "Presented here is a book of 117 hand-drawn maps of the Yukon and Stewart Rivers in Canada and Alaska. The maps were made between 1913 and 1950 by Ralph W. Newcomb, who worked for many years as a pilot guide on these rivers. Originally part of a loose-leaf notebook, the maps show hazards on the rivers, including swift currents, eddies, mud bars, and sharp...
    • Contributor: Newcomb, Ralph W. - Wallace, George H.
    • Date: 1913

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    Partie occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada "This detailed map of the Great Lakes region of western "New France" by Jacques Nicolas Bellin was published by the Heirs of Homan in 1755, shortly before the outbreak of the Seven Years' War, the conflict that resulted in the transfer of New France to British hands. Bellin was just one representative of a greater movement by French royal and military cartographers in the...
    • Contributor: Homann Erben (Firm) - Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Date: 1755
  • Map
    Sault du Niagara, de 135 pieds de haut. "This engraving of Niagara Falls was made by Georges-Louis le Rouge (born 1712), royal geographer to King Louis XV, and published in Recueil des plans de l'Amérique septentrionale (Collection of the maps of North America) in 1755. The engraving depicts a view of the falls from an elevation of 135 feet (41.15 meters). In the foreground are four men: three Europeans, one of whom...
    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1755
  • Map
    Partie orientale du Canada, traduitte de l'anglois de la carte de Jefferys publiée a Londres en May 1755. "Partie orientale du Canada (Eastern part of Canada) is a hand-colored manuscript map by cartographer, author, and illustrator Georges-Louis Le Rouge (born 1712), royal geographer to King Louis XV. It was based upon an English map made by Thomas Jefferys (circa 1719-71), who was geographer to King George III and engraved and published many maps and atlases in the mid-18th century, particularly of North...
    • Contributor: Jefferys, Thomas - Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1755
  • Map
    A new map of Nova Scotia, and Cape Breton Island with the adjacent parts of New England and Canada, composed from a great number of actual surveys; and other materials regulated by ... "Thomas Jefferys (1710-71) was a royal geographer to King George III and a London publisher of maps. He is well known for his maps of North America, produced to meet commercial demand, but also to support British territorial claims against the French. The period from 1748-63 saw fierce global competition between England and France, culminating in the Seven Years' War, which produced a high...
    • Contributor: Jefferys, Thomas - Robert Sayer and John Bennett (Firm)
    • Date: 1775
  • Map
    Panoramic view of the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia 1879. "This panoramic map shows Halifax, the capital of the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, as it appeared in 1879. Halifax Harbor (leading to the Atlantic Ocean) is in the foreground, with many different types of vessels, both sail- and steam-powered, seen proceeding in various directions. An inlet called the Northwest Arm is seen on the far side of the city, with small hills in...
    • Contributor: Ruger, A.
    • Date: 1879
  • Map
    Carte des bayes, rades et port de Plaisance dans l'Isle de Terre-Neuve. "This map, Carte des bayes, rades et port de Plaisance dans l'Isle de Terre-Neuve (Map of bays, harbors, and the port of Placentia by the island of Newfoundland), was created by the French cartographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-72) in 1755, based in part upon earlier geographic notations compiled by Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix (1682-1761), a French Jesuit priest, historian, and explorer. The map shows the...
    • Contributor: Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier De - Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
    • Date: 1755
  • Map
    Plan de la ville de Quebec. "Plan de la ville de Québec (Map of Quebec City) is by cartographer, author, and illustrator Georges-Louis Le Rouge (born 1712), royal geographer to King Louis XV. The map shows the Upper and Lower Towns of Quebec City near the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Saint Charles Rivers. It has an index that indicates the location of churches, hospitals, redoubts, gardens, and batteries...
    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1755
  • Map
    Vue de Quebec, capitale du Canada. "This illustrated map, from the Rochambeau Collection of the Library of Congress, presents a striking panorama of the City of Quebec during its last years as the capital of New France, the French colony of Canada. Drawn in 1755 by Royal Geographer Georges-Louis Le Rouge, the map identifies ten key sites throughout the city. Located on the St. Lawrence River, Quebec was an administrative,...
    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1755
  • Map
    Environs de Quebec: Bloque par les Americains du 8. decembre 1775 au 13. mai 1776. "Environs de Québec, bloqué par les Américains du 8 décembre 1775 au 13 mai 1776 (Environs of Quebec City, American blockade from December 8, 1775 to May 13, 1776) was produced in 1777 by cartographer, author, and illustrator Georges-Louis Le Rouge (born 1712), royal geographer to King Louis XV. The map shows places and events related to the American siege of and attack upon...
    • Contributor: Le Rouge, Georges-Louis
    • Date: 1777
  • Map
    Description du pais des Hurons. "This important manuscript map on vellum depicts part of present-day Ontario, Canada, extending from Georgian Bay in the north (Partie du Grand Lac des Hurons) to Lake Ontario in the south, and from Lake Huron in the west to Lake Simcoe in the east (Lac Oventarenk). The map originally was dated 1631, but the date later was changed to 1651. Canadian scholar Conrad E....
    • Contributor: Harrisse, Henry
    • Date: 1651
  • Map
    [Etats-Unis: Partie septentrionale]. "This manuscript map, in pen-and-ink and watercolor, dating from 1708 mainly shows the English colonies of Pennsylvania and New York as their geography was understood at that time. It encompasses the region stretching from Lake Michigan (Lake Illinois on this map) to the west, Ontario and Quebec to the north, western New England to the east, and Virginia and the southern Appalachian Mountains to...
    • Date: 1708
  • Map
    Salmon Canneries of the Pacific Northwest. "In the late 19th century, salmon canneries became a major industry along the Pacific coastline of the United States and Canada. American fishing interests in the Pacific Northwest pressed for the Alaska Purchase in 1867 and strongly shaped regional politics up until the turn of the 20th century. Imperial Russia had imposed limits on Americans fishing in Alaskan waters. After Russia sold Alaska to...
    • Contributor: D. O. Haynes & Co.
    • Date: 1901
  • Map
    Map showing routes of the Pacific coast Steamship Company. "This foldable tourist brochure, published by Rand McNally and Company in 1891, shows the main routes and schedules of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company. One side of the large sheet is a map showing the company's routes from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and other ports. An inset map on the right shows the routes from Seattle and Victoria, British Columbia, through...
    • Contributor: Rand McNally and Company - Pacific Coast Steamship Company
    • Date: 1891
  • Map
    The Alaska Line. "This map, published in 1934 for the tourist market with colorful images and motifs, shows various shipping routes of the Alaska Line, which had a near-monopoly at that time on maritime transportation in the region. It also shows key interconnecting routes such as the Alaska Railroad, White Pass and Yukon Railroad, and Richardson Highway. The Alaska Steamship Company, known informally as the Alaska Line,...
    • Contributor: Alaska Steamship Co.
    • Date: 1934
  • Map
    Map of Alaska, Yukon Territory and British Columbia showing connections of the White Pass and Yukon route. "Published in 1904, this map shows the routes and interconnecting service of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad between Skagway, Whitehorse, and Dawson City. It includes both train and boat routes, as well as geographical information on the adjacent areas of Alaska, Yukon, and British Columbia. The reverse side of the map contains a timetable as well as vignettes about points of interest throughout...
    • Contributor: Marsh & Grant Co.
    • Date: 1904
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    General view of Niagara Falls from bridge 1 photographic print : cyanotype ; image 44.6 x 54.6 cm.
    • Contributor: Detroit Publishing Co.
    • Date: 1901
  • Book/Printed Material
    Immigration Handbook for Scandinavian Settlers in Canada, with Comprehensive Descriptions of Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia.
    Officiell handbok innehållande underrättelser angående Canada med särskild hänsyn till provinsen Manitoba och nord vestra territorierna samt Brittiska Columbien såsom fält för skandinaviska nybyggare
    This immigration handbook was published by the Canadian Department of Interior in 1889 for the express purpose of recruiting settlers from Sweden. It includes an introduction to Canada and Canadian society, an immigration procedures handbook, and a topographical description of Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, and British Columbia. Special attention is paid to already-existing Scandinavian settlements.

  • Book/Printed Material
    Growls from Uganda. Growls from Uganda is a book of reflections on various aspects of modern life written by an unidentified Englishman living in Uganda in the early part of the 20th century. The author's pseudonym, Critolaos, is taken from a relatively obscure ancient Greek philosopher who was a member of the school of Skeptics. The first chapter, entitled "Civilisation from a Distance," describes the experience of...

  • Book/Printed Material
    Women of the Empire in War Time: In Honour of their Great Devotion and Self-Sacrifice. This book was published in London in 1916 by the Dominion of Canada News Company to celebrate the contributions and sacrifice of the women of the British Empire in support of the Allies during World War I. Among the individuals extolled is Edith Cavell, a British nurse working in Brussels, who saved both German and Belgian lives and who was executed in 1915 by...
    • Contributor: De Beck, A. M.
    • Date: 1916
    • Resource: - 158 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    New Voyages to North America by the Baron de Lahontan.
    Nouveaux voyages de M. le baron de Lahontan dans l'Amérique septentrionale
    Louis-Armand de Lom d'Arce, baron de Lahontan (1666-1716), was a French soldier who was sent to North America in 1683. He participated in the French campaign against the Iroquois on Lake Ontario in 1684 and was put in command of Fort Saint-Joseph (present-day Niles, Michigan) in 1687. In 1688-89 he explored along the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers and the region around present-day Green Bay,...
    • Contributor: Lahontan, Louis Armand De Lom D'arce, Baron De
    • Date: 1703
  • Book/Printed Material
    The Special Features of Antarctic France, Otherwise Called America, and of Several Lands and Islands Discovered in Our Time.
    Les singvlaritez de la France Antarctiqve, avtrement nommée Amerique, & de plusieurs Terres & Isles decouuertes de nostre temps
    André Thevet (1516-92) was a Franciscan friar who traveled widely and, through his writings, helped to establish cosmographie-as geography was called at the time-as a science in 16th-century France. After making trips to Africa and the Middle East in the 1540s, he was appointed chaplain to the expedition of Nicolas Durand de Villegagnon, which set out from Le Havre in May 1555 to establish...
    • Contributor: Thevet, André
    • Date: 1558
    • Resource: - 361 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    History and General Description of New France with the Historical Journal of a Voyage in North America Made by Order of the King.
    Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France avec Le Journal Historique d'un Voyage fait par ordre du Roi dans l'Amérique Septentrionnal
    Histoire et description générale de la Nouvelle France avec le Journal historique d'un voyage fait par ordre du roi dans l'Amérique septentrionnale (History and general description of New France with the historical journal of a voyage in North America made by order of the king) is the first general account of French settlements in North America, written by Jesuit priest Pierre-François-Xavier de Charlevoix (1682-1761)...
    • Contributor: Bellin, Jacques-Nicolas - Charlevoix, Pierre-François-Xavier De
    • Date: 1744
  • Book/Printed Material
    Relation of what Occurred in New France in the Year 1634.
    Relation de ce qvi s'est passé en la Novvelle France en l'année 1634
    Relation de ce qui s'est passé en la Nouvelle France en l'année 1634 (Relation of what occurred in New France in the year 1634) is without doubt the finest of the Jesuit Relations published in Paris between 1632 and 1673. Written by the French missionary Paul Le Jeune (1592-1664), the work is known for its literary quality as well as its observations on the...
    • Contributor: Le Jeune, Paul
    • Date: 1635
    • Resource: - 344 pages

  • Book/Printed Material
    The Long Journey to the Land of the Hurons, Located in America, near the Mer douce to the Far Borders of New France, Called Canada.
    Le grand voyage dv pays des Hvrons, situé en l'Amerique vers la Mer douce, és derniers confins de la nouuelle France, dite Canada
    Gabriel Sagard (circa 1590-circa 1640) was a Recollet brother who in 1623-24 lived among the Hurons, France's main Indian allies at the time. Accompanied by Father Nicolas Viel, Sagard left his monastery in Paris in March 1623 and arrived in Quebec some three months later. In August Sagard, Viel, and one other Recollet missionary, Father Joseph Le Caron, set out for the Huron country...
    • Contributor: Sagard, Gabriel, 1590 1636
    • Date: 1632
    • Resource: - 560 pages