The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America. Catharine Parr TRAILL, Strickland Mrs. Traill C. P.
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America

Place Published: London
Publisher: Library of Entertaining Knowledge. Charles Knight
Date Published: 1836
Edition: 1st, 2nd issue
Binding: Hard Cover

First edition, second printing. Page 326 printed with Appendix B thus only 351 total pages in the second 1836 printing. 4 x 6 1/2 inches, viii, 313pp [1], [315]-351pp including appendix, with half-title, 21 wood-engraved plates & illus. (incl. frontis.)

Contemporary 3/4 green calf, and marbled boards. Leather spine with elaborate embossing on a dark red leather label with gilt type. Edges with very minor rubbing. A couple of smudges on the first couple of preliminary pages otherwise very clean inside. A very sound, a very good+ and attractive copy of this book.

Composed of letters written by the author to her mother and friends in England, the Backwoods includes much useful and interesting information on home-making under pioneer conditions, pioneer recipes for making maple sugar, vinegar, &c.

The appendix added by the publisher to "render this Work more practical value to persons desiring to emigrate" consists of: The Number of Sales and Grants of Crown Lands, Clergy Reserves, Conditions, &c; Information for Emigrants; Number of Emigrants Arrives; Extracts from papers Issued by Government Emigration Agents, &c.; Abstract of the American Passengers' Act of Session 1835; Transfer of Capital; Canadian Currency; Canada Company; and British American Land Company.

Mrs. Traill, who emigrated to Canada with her husband, a lieutenant in the 21st Fusiliers, also gives an account of her journey and settlement near Rice Lake, Upper Canada, August 1832-May 1835. TPL 1923.
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