Vancouver Island and British Columbia
by Macfie, Matthew
Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green,
xxi, 574pp, illus, 2 folding maps. Rebound in attractive quarter leather and marbled boards. Presentation inscription on ffep, else very good. In the wake of the west coast gold rush, an English clergyman who had lived in Victoria 1859-1864 published information "for the perusal of merchants, statesmen and intending emigrants." Macfie's book contains detailed practical information regarding the commercial, timber exporting, mining and agricultural capabilities of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. He discusses the history and topography of the colonies, the proposed trans-continental railway as solving the problem of emigrant travel from the east, and comments on Indian customs.
Book Id: 24519