Reminiscences of forty-two years of exploration in and about Newfoundland

Howley, James Patrick, 1847-1918 (2009) Reminiscences of forty-two years of exploration in and about Newfoundland. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, N. L.. ISBN 978-0-88901-414-5

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Abstract

This is an edition of J. P. Howley's "Reminiscences" (ca. 1914), a memoir based on diaries and notebooks written during his years of exploration and mapping in the interior and along the coasts of Newfoundland. James P. Howley (1847-1918) was a civil servant, explorer, geologist, writer, authority on the Beothuks. He spent summers between 1868 and 1909 in southern, western, and northeastern parts of the island, with crews of residents and Micmacs, in geological examinations, surveying, determining railway routes, and searching for coal deposits. The author hoped his diaries, when put into book form, would "prove of some interest to future explorers and give some idea of what the conditions of travelling in the interior were before the advent of the Railway."

Item Type: Book
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1895
Item ID: 1895
Additional Information: Produced with the assistance of Robert C. Hollett; based on original source documents in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies Archives; The accompany photographs do not come from J. P. Howley's journals, though the photographs were taken during his expeditions sometime after 1890. Those that can be referenced to specific parts of his Reminiscences of Forty-Two Years of Exploration in and about Newfoundland are noted.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > English Language and Literature
Date: May 2009
Date Type: Publication
Supplemental Date: February 2010
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Newfoundland; Canada--Nova Scotia
References: Includes bibliographical references and index
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Howley, James Patrick, 1847-1918; Geology--Newfoundland and Labrador; Surveying--Newfoundland and Labrador; Prospecting--Newfoundland and Labrador; Newfoundland and Labrador--Description and travel; Coal--Newfoundland and Labrador
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Kirwin, W. J.UNSPECIFIED
O'Flaherty, PatrickUNSPECIFIED
Hollett, RobertUNSPECIFIED

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