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New manuscripts directly related to Canadas history rarely come to light. The Labrador Companion written in 1810 by Captain George Cartwright 17391819 and discovered in 2013 is a fascinating and unusual nd because of its level of detail its setting in a hardly studied part of Britains fur-trade empire and because it is a personal account rather than a trade outt ledger or government document. This annotated edition transcribes The Labrador Companion in full. Cartwright documented the everyday work of Labradors particular kind of fur-trade life based on his experiences operating a series of merchant stations in southern Labrador between 1770 and 1786. Although his focus is rmly on instruction in the manifold ways of capturing animals he also provides rare glimpses of Innu and Inuit life as well as of housekeeping and gardening. The Labrador Companion includes a lengthy description of Labradors fauna of land sea and air that counts among Canadas earliest natural history writing based on rst-hand observation. A revealing account of fur-trade-era technology methods and materials conveyed through one mans acquired knowledge and skills The Labrador Companion gives a close-to-the-ground picture of the resource industries that were at the heart of British and French colonial presence in the Canadian northeast. Marianne P. Stopp is a historian at Parks Canada and editor of The New Labrador Papers of Captain George Cartwright. Byrne Chaffey Fahey Fizzard Fudge Grouchy Hynes Inkpen Lyver McLaughlin Miles Murphy Puddester Quirk the names themselves are evocative of Newfoundland. Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland traces the origins of almost 3000 surnames found on the island and provides an engaging and comprehensive collection of etymology genealogy and Newfoundland history. The introduction presents a fascinating discussion of the history and lin- guistic origins of surnames found in Newfoundland which come from many different cultures notably English Welsh Irish Scottish French Syrian Lebanese and Mikmaq. The main body of the book comprises a dictionary of surnames in the province based on data collected from provincial voting lists family records government documents and newspaper reports dating back to the seventeenth century. Each entry includes variant spellings and cross-references of the surname the countries in which the name originated and its meaning. Newfoundland place names associated with the surname are also given. The book also includes a ranking of the most common surnames in Newfoundland and a comparative analysis of the frequency of surnames in Scotland Ireland England and Newfoundland. Originally published in 1977 Family Names of the Island of Newfound- land is a unique reference work giving Newfoundlanders both in the province and away a fascinating look at their roots. E.R. Seary 19081984 was professor and head of the English department at Memorial University 195470. William Kirwin is professor emeritus of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland. 2 7 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2016 978-0-7735-4806-0 37.95A CDN 37.95A US 28.99 paper 978-0-7735-4805-3 110.00S CDN 110.00S US 84.00 cloth 6 x 9 416pp 55 photos Ebook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S July 2016 978-0-7735-1782-0 75.00T CDN 75.00A US 58.00 cloth 8.5 x 11 632pp Ebook available George Cartwrights The Labrador Companion edited by marianne p. stopp A newly discovered manuscript that expands our knowledge of the eastern coast of Canadas Labrador peninsula. ava i l a b l e a g a i n Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland Corrected Edition e.r. seary edited by william kirwin Nothing less than a catalogue of Newfoundlanders as a distinct and unique tribe It should sell like hot cakes. Ray Guy Newfoundland author C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y B I O G R A P H Y C A N A D I A N H I S T O R Y