The Substance of a Journal During a Residence at the Red River Colony, British North America: And Frequent Excursions Among the North West American Indians in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823. John West, Leonard Benton Seeley.
The Substance of a Journal During a Residence at the Red River Colony, British North America: And Frequent Excursions Among the North West American Indians in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823
The Substance of a Journal During a Residence at the Red River Colony, British North America: And Frequent Excursions Among the North West American Indians in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823

The Substance of a Journal During a Residence at the Red River Colony, British North America: And Frequent Excursions Among the North West American Indians in the Years 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823

London: L.B. Seeley and Son, 1827. Octavo. Item #025982

xvi, 210, [2], [209]-326 pages, 4 leaves of plates including folding map. 2nd Edition, enlarged with a journal of a mission to the Indians of New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, and the Mohawks on the Ouse or Grand River, Upper Canada, 1825, 1826. He was the first Protestant missionary in the Red River community who the Indians called "a black robe" (as opposed to the Roman Catholic missionaries who they called: "long robes". The British fur traders only saw financial gain but he was concerned for improving their condition as well as introducing the gospel. He writes of the sexual unions resulting in children which were abandoned by the fur traders. This edition includes the second journal containing a brief narrative of his mission to the Indians in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and the remnant of the Mohawk tribe in Upper Canada under the direction of the New England company. Errata sheet is present (p. 327); Inscribed by the author's wife to her niece. Bound in ¾ black morocco over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands gilt, other compartments plain(lettering worn off) covers rubbed, light scattered foxing to map, front hinge weakening, previous owner’s name and bookplate along with an embossed stamp.

Price: $550.00