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Sketch of the Island of St. Johns in the Gulf of St. Lawrence [and Remarks thereon] : [1762]

  • CA PCA Acc4615
  • Fonds
  • [1762]

This fonds consists of a map and the accompanying Remarks relative to the sketch of St. Johns... which were prepared by an officer who had "run over " the Island in 1762 in a whale boat with a French pilot and thirty men by order of the "General" (possibly Hardwicke). The survey concentrated on the sites of the former French settlements and their prospects for settlement by the English. It remarked positively concerning the rich meadows and cleared lands and based future prosperity on agriculture and fishing. The map is also accompanied by a 3p. typed transcript of the Remarks, prepared by the donor.

The author of the map and remarks is anonymous.


Speech given at the Maritime Club / ? (Gordon) ?

  • CA PCA Acc4401
  • Collection
  • 12 November 1930

This collection consists of a paper outlining very briefly the history of Prince Edward Island and talks of the author's early life in Montrose as well as the Gordon family, transportation, education, politics, and religion on PEI around the turn of the century.

The author of this speech is unidentified. She was the daughter of a family named Gordon from Montrose, Prince Edward Island, and a cousin of the Eromanga martyrs. She later married a minister and moved to British Columbia.