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William Wye Smith: Recollections of a Nineteenth Century Scottish Canadian


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William Wye Smith: Recollections of a Nineteenth Century Scottish Canadian

Natural Heritage Books, Toronto, 2008

Edited and abridged by Dr. Michael Vance and Dr. Scott McLean

Contents

Acknowlegements

9

Editors' Note on the Text

10

Reading William Wye Smith:

An Introduction to Background Influences and Stereotypes

12

Abbreviations

24

Chapter 1

The Bygone Age

25

Chapter 2

The Pioneers

44

Chapter 3

Odd Characters and Customs

63

Chapter 4

Makeshifts of Bush Life

84

Chapter 5

Buried Fortunes

96

Chapter 6

English and Scotch Immigrants

108

Chapter 7

Irish and German Settlers

136

Chapter 8

The Indians

148

Chapter 9

The Negroes

174

Chapter 10

Literature in the Bush

189

Chapter 11

Backwoods Experiences

209

Afterword

Reverend William W. Smith and Identity

243

Appendix A

Works of William Wye Smith

251

Appendix B

Poem of Archibald McKillop: "The Blind Poet of Megantic"

254

Notes

256

Bibliography

394

Index

411