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The Diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe, Wife of the First Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada 1792-6

Simcoe, Elizabeth; Robertson, J. Ross

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ISBN 10: 1552671836 / ISBN 13: 9781552671832
Published by Prospero Books, Etobicoke, ON, Canada, 2001
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Title: The Diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe, Wife ...

Publisher: Prospero Books, Etobicoke, ON, Canada

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

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Excerpt from The Diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe, Wife of the First Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of Upper Canada, 1792-6: With Notes and a Biography

The early history of Upper Canada has been usually sought for in constitutional documents and State papers. The social life of the period is recorded principally in the few private letters which have survived a century. To this scanty fund of information it is to be hoped that the diary of Mrs. John Graves Simcoe, the wife of the first Governor, will make an interesting addition.

This record is the simple recital of her daily life in the pioneer days when Niagara was the centre of military, civil and social life in the new province, and York, the future capital, could scarcely count a score of habitable dwellings outside the primitive barracks that the Governor had erected within the few acres of ground where still stands the Fort - the Old Fort - as it is familiarly called in these modern days. Yes, when Navy Hall, on the banks of the Niagara River, was the first Government house of the province and an attractive home, full of welcome for visitors, Official and unofficial.

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