Echoes from the Backwoods: Volume 1

Echoes from the Backwoods: Volume 1 : Or, Sketches of Transatlantic Life

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A dynamic army officer and sportsman, Sir Richard Levinge (1811-84) was an unlikely chronicler of nature. However, service during the suppression of the French Canadian uprising of 1837-8 led to a personal fascination with the people, flora and fauna of the Canadian colonies. Published in 1846, this two-volume description of travel through eastern Canada and the United States reflects the author's passion for hunting and the outdoor life. In Volume 1, the reader accompanies Levinge on his voyage to Newfoundland before being regaled with tales of skating, sleighing, hunting for wolves and a fortnight in the bush in Nova Scotia. The American stage of his travels is lightened by anecdotes of 'Yankees shaving' and 'frigid Baptists'. Illustrated with dramatic lithographs of moose and salmon spearing, this work conveys both the dangers and the attractions for the hunter and traveller of the North American continent at this more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 b/w illus.
  • 1139060376
  • 9781139060370

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Voyage out; 2. New Brunswick. Hints for emigrants; 3. New Brunswick continued; 4. Of the Milicete and Micmac Indians; 5. New Brunswick. Of the birds and beasts; 6. New Brunswick. Of the deer and woodcraft; 7. New Brunswick. Of the fish and fishing; 8. Nova Scotia. A fortnight in bush; 9. A race through the United States; more