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Synopsis: This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold rush. A keen observer of life in the new world, Edmund Hope Verney corresponded on a regular basis with his father, a prominent British MP. In his letters, which are filled with lively narration and description, candid commentary, and fascinating personal detail, he talks about having 'the opportunity to observe a colony in [its first] stage of existence' and to 'watch the development of a community.'
About the Author: Allan Pritchard is Professor Emeritus of English, University of Toronto. He was born and grew up in Comox and now divides his time between Victoria and Galiano Island.
Title: Vancouver Island Letters of Edmund Hope ...
Publisher: UBC Press
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description UBC Press, Vancouver, 1996. Paperback. Some creasing to the front cover, otherwise good copy of this substantial book. xc 550 pb navy. Bookseller Inventory # 003136
Book Description John Hopkins University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0774805730
Book Description Univ of British Columbia Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0774805730
Book Description Univ of British Columbia Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0774805730
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97807748057351.0