Sketches Of Upper Canada, Domestic, Local, And Characteristic: To Which Are Added, Practical Details For The Information Of Emigrants Of Every Class; And Some Recollections Of The United States Of America by John Howison

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HOWISON, John. Sketches Of Upper Canada, Domestic, Local, And Characteristic: To Which Are Added, Practical Details For The Information Of Emigrants Of Every Class; And Some Recollections Of The United States Of America. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [9]-353, [1]. complete with half-title. 19th century half roan (bit of foxing to a few leaves). Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd & London: Geo.  B Whittaker, 1825.      

 

     Third Edition. "Chiefly of a domestic and personal nature", the sketches were written with the intention of providing the prospective emigrant with new information on conditions in Canada. The author spent two and a half years in Upper Canada, touring the province and visiting the Glengarry and Talbot settlements, Kingston, York, Queenston, Niagara, Chatham, &c. Howison was deeply impressed by the poor social and moral status of British immigrants in contrast with their improved economic condition. Howison also relates his impressions of Montreal, Quebec, New York, and Philadelphia. 

     Howes H-737. Kress C.1449. Sabin 33366. cfLande 458. cfTPL 1200. cfMatthews 590. cfMorgan p. 199.