Montreal, Qué. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. - Montreal, Qu�e. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001.
Book — 1 online resource (xviii, 367 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
Family Background and Early Years
Student and Journalist, Toronto, 1854-58
A Period of Transition, 1858-60
Journalist and Parliamentary Reporter, Halifax, 1860-67
Freelance Writer, Sydney, 1867-69
Officer of the Canadian Senate, 1869-73
From Senate to Commons, 1873-80
Clerk of the Commons : An Ambition Realized, 1880-1902
Authority and Adviser on Constitutional Matters
Author and Consultant on Procedure at Meetings
Family Life, 1880-1902
Historian and Littérateur
The Royal Society of Canada : Twenty Years of Service
Last Illness and Death
A Canadian Robert, the Erskine May of Canada, or Simply a Great Victorian Canadian?
Appendices: Continued Use and Updating of Bourinot's Books after His Death ; Memorials to Bourinot ; A Note on Sources.
"John Bourinot's advice on constitutional issues was sought by governors general and prime ministers but, because it was generally given behind the scenes, Canadian history books and biographies of late nineteenth-century statesmen give him little if any credit. In Sir John George Bourinot, Victorian Canadian Margaret Banks corrects this oversight and shows the importance of his work." "As clerk of the House of Commons, Bourinot advised the speaker and other members of the house on parliamentary procedure; he also wrote the standard Canadian work on the subject. A founding member of the Royal Society of Canada, he played a leading role during the Society's first twenty years. Ahead of his time in writing intellectual history, Bourinot was also an early supporter of higher education for women. He was a man of contrasts, an early Canadian nationalist as well as an imperialist. In spite of the constitutional changes of 1982, there is still much in Bourinot's writing that is relevant today."--Jacket.
Book — 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations, map, portrait. Digital: data file.
Part 1: Fort George and Thompson River, 1822-28
Part 2: Fort Langley, 1829-33
Part 3: Fort Colvile, 1834-44
Part 4: Envoi, 1845-49 Appendix Bibliography Index.
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Archibald McDonald was one of the half dozen most important fur traders from the entire region west of the Rockies between 1821 (when the Hudson's Bay Company and the North-West Company amalgamated) and 1846 (when the HBC's headquarters moved from the Oregon Territory to Fort Victoria). He was literate, observant, and influential, even with the notoriously autocratic Governor George Simpson. He is particularly remembered as a factor at Forts Langley, Kamloops, and Colvile, and as one of the traders who enabled the HBC to gain control of the vast region west of the Rockies. A pioneer cartographer, he also prepared the first censuses of Kamloops and Fort Langley. In this informative and entertaining collection of letters, culled from only part of McDonald's voluminous correspondence, his life as a factor, family man, amateur naturalist, and close observer of everything going on around him provides an invaluable glimpse of both the man and the Pacific Northwest between 1822 and 1844. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xxviii, 187 pages) : illustrations, portraits. Digital: data file.
""Contents""; ""Illustrations""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1 A Scotsman Settles in Prince Edward Island""; ""2 Social, Family, and Professional Life in Charlottetown""; ""3 Health and Illness in Nineteenth-Century Prince Edward Island: Mackieson's Practice in Medicine""; ""4 A Nineteenth-Century Surgical Practice""; ""5 The Perils of Childbearing in the Nineteenth Century: Mackieson and Obstetrical Care""; ""6 Ministering to a ""Mind Diseased"": Mackieson, the Charlottetown Lunatic Asylum, and the Treatment of Mental Illness""; ""7 Coda: Portrait of an Island Doctor""
"Dr. John Mackieson practiced medicine in Prince Edward Island from 1821 to 1885. Island Doctor offers an intimate look at the work of this "ordinary" physician and a fascinating glimpse of the practice of medicine in the nineteenth century. Using two of Mackieson's casebooks, which include records for 257 patients with a variety of illnesses seen from 1826 to 1858 and 115 patients with mental illness seen from 1868 to 1874, as well as two manuscripts and his diary, David Shephard illustrates the wide variety of representative cases in Mackieson's career and situates his work in the context of medical practice at the time."--Jacket.