Canadian Website Directory
Canadian History Project
....where I place online my collection of antique books related to Canada.
- Fisheries Statistics (1921) A full governmental report on the fishing industry in Canada for the year 1921.
- Fur Farming in Canada (1913) Report from
the committee on fisheries, game, and fur bearing animals. Details on how they're raised, collecting
the pelts, different types of animals, breeding, and legislation. While mostly out of favour, fur
and fur farming is an important part of Canadian history.
- Fodder and Pasture Plans (1913) Department of Agriculture report for 1913. Includes pictures, climate, and agricultural value information on many types of grasses and other plants used in Canada 100 years ago.
- Forest Protection in Canada (1913-1914) Commission of Conservation report from 1914. Tighly tied to railway construction as well. For example, when building the railway they would pile the brush at the side of the railway, which contributed to forest fires.
- The Natural History of the Toronto Region (1913) The indians who formerly inhabited Toronto, plants, animals, what Toronto used to look like 100 years ago and earlier.
- Nature Studies in the Acadian Land (1899) This one is a bit of a bizarre read. It's a rather self-indulgent essay from someone wandering around the Acadian area of Canada. Perhaps as relevant a read for insights into the people of the time as it is of the natural history of Canada.
- Men of Canada (1891) Let the book speak for
itself, to quote: "or success by example in Religion, patriotism, business, law, medicine, education
and agriculture; containing portraits of some of Canada's chief business men, statesmen, farmers,
of the learned professions and others. Also, an authentic sketch of their lives. Object lessons
for the present generation and examples to posterity". Contains pictures of some very stern looking
- Slavery in Canada (1899) Hard to fathom, but
both the Europeans and the Indians kept slaves in Canada if you go back far enough. Both blacks and
Indians were kept and traded as slaves. And it was done with the full support and encouragement of
members of the government.
- The Pioneers of Old Ontario (1923)
Starting in the late 1800's the author travelled around Ontario collecting information on the
earliest settlers. This books recounts information from the times when Ontario was first being
opened up and settled by Europeans. Includes a picture of a man who's father refused to accept
a plot of land to farm because it was useless land. Today that farm would be referred to as
'downtown Toronto'. Not much has changed - they're still not farming there today.
General/ Canadian History
- Canadian History
for Boys and Girls (1919)Queen Anne's war, Quebec, United Empire Loyalists, Acadia, you
won't find this stuff in an American textbook.
- History of the Dominion of
Canada (1898)The Quebec Act, wars, New France, Upper and Lower Canada. Is a history book
written 100 years closer to the event make it more accurate? I don't know - but it's always an
interesting read anyway.
School - Bookkeeping (1909) A textbook, first course. Authorized by the Ontario gov't.
Pre-computer era. Actually, it's also pre-calculator era too.
- The laws of Ontario relating to women and children
(1923) Some stuff you might expect. Some stuff you might not expect (like some types of jobs that women can't keep, and hours they can't
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