Download A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia: The Recollections by Margaret A. Ormsby PDF

By Margaret A. Ormsby

In 1860, on the age of fourteen, Susan Louisa Moir left England for British Columbia. After settling at first at wish, she lived in short in either Victoria and New Westminster, then BC's most vital settlements. Returning to pray, she helped her mom open the community's first university. In 1868, she married John Fall Allison and, on her honeymoon, rode over the Allison path into the unsettled Similkameen Valley.

Her list of the voyage, of Victoria, New Westminster, and desire and her stories of the remoted yet gratifying existence she, her husband, and their fourteen childeren led within the Simlkameen and Okanagen valleys offer a special view of the pioneer brain and spirit.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia: The Recollections of Susan Allison PDF

Similar canadian books

Unnamed Country: The Struggle for a Canadian Prairie Fiction

Written from a distinctively western perspective, this e-book areas prairie fiction in its cultural and old context. Dick Harrison examines prairie fiction as a part of that higher ''naming'' technique in which we try to assimilate a brand new event.

163256: A Memoir of Resistance (Life Writing)

163256: A Memoir of Resistance is Michael Englishman’s superb tale of braveness, resourcefulness, and ethical fibre as a Dutch Jew in the course of international battle II and its aftermath, from the Nazi profession of Holland in 1940, via his incarceration in different loss of life and labour camps, to his eventual liberation through Allied squaddies in 1945 and his emigration to Canada.

Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a Sensible Environmentalist

Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout: The Making of a smart Environmentalist is Dr. Patrick Moore's attractive firsthand account of his a long time spent because the final Greenpeace insider, a co-founder and chief within the organization's most sensible committee. Moore explains why, 15 years after co-founding it, he left Greenpeace to set up a extra good, science-based method of environmentalism.

Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, Revised and Updated Edition

Tar Sands significantly examines the frenzied improvement within the Canadian tar sands and the far-reaching implications for all of North the United States. Bitumen, the sticky stuff that ancients used to attach the Tower of Babel jointly, is the world’s costliest hydrocarbon. This difficult-to-find source has made Canada the number-one provider of oil to the U.S., and each significant oil corporation now owns a hire within the Alberta tar sands.

Additional info for A Pioneer Gentlewoman in British Columbia: The Recollections of Susan Allison

Example text

The community was now visited by Presbyterian and Methodist ministers who travelled from the Nicola Valley to hold services in the bar-room of a hotel. "Whenever xlvi Introduction service was to be held, the proprietors of the hotel, Jim Wallace or J. H. Jackson, as it might happen to be, would go in the bar-room and tell the boys that they would have to polish off their drinks," E. E. Hardwick wrote. " The annual celebrations which started on Dominion Day and continued through the Fourth of July were marked by foot races in the morning, horse races down Vermilion Avenue in the afternoon, and card games of poker, blackjack, and solo in the evening.

I am Scotch and I feel sure that my countrymen were there mining while we Londoners were talking about it. C. My mother would not leave her girls, so as we were young and keen for adventure we insisted on going with her.

Allison's children. On 5 December 1904 Sandes informed him by telegraph from Vancouver of the death of Rose aboard the Cassiar. The funeral was held the next day. Shortly afterward Sandes took his infant son to his family in England and himself proceeded to Rhodesia. Two years later Dewdney telegraphed Mrs. Allison on 28 January 1906: "Your mother died yesterday. pretty hard work it must be—they are asked everywhere—Dinners, dances, musical societies &c &c—& they I think never refuse," he wrote John Trutch in 1893.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 20 votes