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A History of the Eastern Townships, 1869, Part 3

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A History of the Eastern Provinces, 1869, Part 3 Mrs. Catherine Matilda DayAn early history of Canada and more specifically of that important area of Quebec just to the South East of Montreal known as the Eastern Townships. Mrs.

Catherine Matilda Day (1815 - 1899) wrote two books about the Eastern Townships, and they were very popular in their time. And rightly so: Catherine has an easy writing style which is surprisingly readable considering that she's writing a history. But that's her secret. She turns history into a series of tales giving a living presence to the historically accurate characters who are the subjects of her stories. See if you can read the story of the poor immigrant family who tried to walk through the Townships before the spring thaw, without reaching for the tissue box. Of course there are passages giving a more conventional, factual, history but even here Catherine gets right to the heart of the matter so you get the facts you need without any unnecessary commentary. In the third part of the book there is a detailed account of the formation of the Eastern Townships. The founding of each village is described and the names of many of the individuals and families instrumental in their early development are given in full. The Archive CD Books Project exists to make reproductions of old books, documents and maps available on CD to genealogists and historians, and to cooperate with local libraries, museums and record offices in providing money to renovate old books in their collection, and to donate books to their collections, where they will be preserved for future generations.

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