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BOOK - Authentic Letters From Upper Canada, Including an account of [1833] Canadian Field Sports
By T W Magrath; Etchings by Samuel Lover; Edited by Rev. Thomas Radcliff
Originally published by Wm. Curry, Jun. and Company, Dublin, 1833
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2007, 2012

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Authentic Letters From Upper Canada provides a transcription of authentic letters from from Thomas Magrath, William Radcliff, Mrs. William Radcliff, and others in Upper Canada to their relative, the Reverend Thomas Radcliff, and others in Dublin, Ireland between 1831 and 1833. "Two fictitious letters attributed to a maid in one of the Radcliff households add lightness to the work."

The Magrath family emigrated from Ireland in 1827, and settled at Erindale, near York (present day Toronto), while the Radcliff family came out in 1833 and settled in Adelaide Township (near London, Ontario).

This book contains clear accounts of setting up a homestead in the woods, complete with lists of necessary supplies and expenses to be encountered by the new settler. Topics covered in the letters include descriptions of the hardships of crossing the Atlantic, the roughness of the settlement, and other experiences of settling in the "new country". Of interest to everyone who studies early Ontario settlement, are candid descriptions of Upper Canada (Ontario) as the settlers found it in 1831-1833, the people, and its institutions.

Interesting details about early 19th century social life in the colony, as well as the pleasures of hunting and fishing help us understand that settlers did more than just clear and work the land.

An essential book for those who enjoy reading first-hand accounts of the experiences of Ontario's pioneers.

Size: 6.25 X 9.25"
Originally published by Wm. Curry, Jun. and Company, Dublin, 1833
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2007, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-897466-04-1

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