Books on Nova ScotiaD
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- Dawson, Joan:
§ Dawson, as of 1989, taught at the School of Journalism, University of Kings
- The Mapmaker's Eye; Early maps of Nova Scotia
(Halifax: Nimbus, 1988).
§ See also under DesBarres,
Ganong, Gilroy and
Volpi: and see a
Catalogue of the Maps in the Collection of the Geographic Board,
(Ottawa: January, 1949); and the Canadian (federal) Archives, Report,
vol. II, "List of Maps at the Record Office," (Ottawa: 1922).
- Dawson, Samuel Edward:
- The Saint Lawrence Basin and Its Border-lands Being the Story of Their Discovery,
Exploration and Occupation (London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1905).
§ Ills. & maps; Cabots, La Cosa, Verrazano, Gomez, Cartier, Champlain, etc.;
- De Forest, Louis Effingham:
- Louisbourg Journals (New York: The Society of Colonial Wars, 1932).
- D'Entremont, H. Leander:
- The Forts of Cape Sable of the Seventeenth Century (Yarmouth, N.S.: R. H. Davis, 1938).
- DesBarres, Joseph Frederick Wallet (1721-1824):
- Uncommon Obdurate: The Several Public Careers of
J. F. W. DesBarres; by G. N. D. Evans; (University of Toronto Press,
- See also Webster's article on Desbarres in the publications of the Royal Society of Canada, of which I have a reprint (Ottawa, 1927.)
- See also Webster's 1933 work, The Life of Joseph Frederick Wallet Desbarres.
- See also articles on DesBarres in the Nova Scotia Historical
Review (NSHR) Vol. 5, No. 2; Vol. 6, No. 2; & Vol. 14, No. 2.
- See also Will R. Bird's An Earl Must Have A
- DesBrisay, Mather Byles (1828-96):
§ DesBrisay was a county court judge and a member of the Historical
Society of Nova Scotia.
- History of the County of Lunenburg (1870); (Toronto: Wm. Biggs, 1895).
- Denys, Nicolas (1598-1688):
- The Description and Natural History of the Coasts of North
§ This work was originally published at Paris in 1672.
Reprinted by The Champlain Society, Publication No. 2.
§ Not much is known about Dièreville: he was a French surgeon
who, coming to Port Royal in 1699, stayed for a year; once back home, in a
curious mixture of prose and verse,
Dièreville wrote of his experiences: recounting his journeys and experiences;
describing the local flora and fauna, the state of the beaver trade, and of
the native habitants and their customs.
- Dièreville: Port Royal; Reprinted by The
Champlain Society, Publication No. 20, 1933.
- Doughty, Sir Arthur G.:(1860-1936):
§ Doughty was the Dominion Archivist at the early part of the 1900s.
- The Acadian Exiles (Toronto: Glasgow, Brook & Co., 1916).
§ This volume, one (#9) of a 32 volume series, Chronicles of Canada, was thought to be by Brebner the best short history of the Acadian people in English.
- The Constitutional History of Canada (Ottawa: The King's Printer, 1918), in 2 vols.
§ This is a compilation, by Doughty and Adam Shortt, of the documents of a constitutional importance from the fall of Quebec to the Constitutional Act of 1791. Included: The Articles of Capitulation, Quebec (1759), The Articles of Capitulation, Montreal (1760), The treaty of Paris (1763), The Quebec Act (1774) and Treaty of Paris (1783),
- Douglas, William (c1691-1752):
- Present State of the the British Settlements; (Boston: Rogersd & Fowle,
- Doull, John (1878-69):
§ Member of the Nova Scotian legislature for Pictou County (1925-33), Doull was to become the Attorney General for Nova Scotia, 1931-33. In 1933, Justice Doull was to become a Judge of the Supreme Court, 1933-61.
- Sketches of Attorney Generals of Nova Scotia: 1750-1926 (Halifax: Author, 1964).
§ Little, Nesbitt, Brenton, Gibbons, Blowers, Uniacke, Archibald,
Johnston, Young, Johnstone, Henry, Blanchard, Wilkins, Smith, McDonald,
Weeks, White, Thompson, White, Longley, Drysdale, Pipes, McLean, Daniels,
O'Hearn, Douglas, Hall, et al.
- Dow, Leslie Smith:
- Adèle Hugo - La Misérable (Fredericton, N.B.: Goose Lane, 1993).
§ Adèle was the daughter of the famous French novelist, Victor Hugo (1802-85); the love sick Adèle lived in Halifax during the 1860s.
- Downey, Fairfax:
- Louisbourg: Key to a Continent; (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1965).
- Duncanson, John Victor (1918-1999):
§ Born in Windsor, Duncanson graduated from Queen's and after being in the military service during WWII held the position as a Labour Relations officer in Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec. Duncanson has won a number of awards because of his contributions to the heritage of Nova Scotia.
- Falmouth - A New England Township in Nova Scotia (1965) (Belleville: Mika, 1990).
§ Contains genealogical material.
- Newport, Nova Scotia: A Rhode Island Township (1989) (Belleville: Mika, 1985).
§ Contains genealogical material; Map reconstructing the
Hallyburton survey, 1775, is tipped in at the back with the names of all
the grantees thereon.
- Rawdon and Douglas: Two Loyalist Townships in Nova
Scotia (1989) (Belleville: Mika, 1989).
§ Contains genealogical material.
- Dunn, Charles W. (1915- ):
§ Dunn is a graduate of the English Department at Harvard.
- Highland Settler: A Portrait of the Scottish Gael in
Nova Scotia; (University of Toronto, 1953).
- Durham, Lord (1792-1840):
- Lord Durham; by Chester W. New (Oxford
University Press, 1929).
§ Plate of Durham tipped in as fp.
- Lord Durham's Report (New York: Kelley, 1970); 3 vols.
§ This is a reprint of Oxford University Press' 1912 ed.
- If working in this area, Canadian federation, check as a
follow up, James Young's Public Men and Public Life (1902).
- Maritime Dykelands: The 350 Year Struggle (Government of Nova Scotia, Dept. of Agriculture, 1987).
§ Includes Acadian dyke building and tables with estimates of
Acadian population levels of 1750.