Category: Adventurers & Explorers

A Woman’s Life-Work

A title by Laura Smith Haviland, who was born in Kitley Township, Ontario. At age 16, Laura met Charles Haviland, Jr. (1800-1845), then 24 and a devout Quaker, and whose father and mother were both acknowledged ministers in the Society of Friends. Charles and Laura were married November 11, 1825. Laura’s family, along with others, […]

With Rimington

Rimington’s Guides (also known as Rimington’s Tigers or Rimington’s Corps of Guides) were a unit of light horse active in the Second Boer War. They were led by Major Rimington, later Colonel Rimington. He also led a column in the later stages of the war. The Rimington’s Guides also had the name Rimington’s Tigers due […]

Wilmot and Tilley

James Hannay (1842-1910) was a Canadian author and journalist. He studied law in New Brunswick. His works include: The Captivity of John Gyles (1875), The History of Acadia (1879), History of the Queen’s Rangers (1883), Our Country (with W. P. Dole and H. L. Spencer) (1889), The Story of Acadia (1895), Life and Times of […]

Western Worthies: A Gallery of Biographical and Critical Sketches of West of Scotland Celebrities

1872 work. Includes chapters on The Duke of Argyll, The Right Hon. H. A. Bruce, Sheriff H. G. Bell, Mr. Robert Dalglish, M.P., Mr. William Graham, M.P., Mr. George Anderson, M.P., Sir James Campbell, Mr. James Young, Mr. George Burns, Mr. James Baird, Sir William Thomson, Principal Barclay, Professor Rankine, Professor Allen Thomson, Professor John […]

Wau-bun: The Early Day in the Northwest

Wau-bun: The Early Day in the Northwest (1873), recounts the author’s experiences of life at Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin, in the early 1830s. She describes her journeys back and forth to the early settlement of Chicago and her complex cultural encounters with a diverse frontier society. The book also describes in detail the lives of Native […]

Washington Irving

Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900) was an American essayist and novelist. He worked with a surveying party in Missouri; studied law at the University of Pennsylvania; practiced in Chicago; was assistant editor (1860) and editor (1861-1867) of The Hartford Press, and after The Press was merged into The Hartford Courant, was co-editor with Joseph R Hawley; […]

Thomas Henry Huxley: A Character Sketch

Thomas Henry Huxley PC FRS (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895) was an English biologist, known as ‘Darwin’s Bulldog’ for his advocacy of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Huxley’s famous 1860 debate with Samuel Wilberforce was a key moment in the wider acceptance of evolution, and in his own career. Wilberforce was coached by […]


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