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Bibliographical Note, Jesuit Missions
'The Relations' of the Jesuits are, of course, the
prime sources of information. Consult the edition edited by R. G.
Thwaites, 'The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents',
seventy-three volumes (1896-1901). This gives the original French
text with an English translation. See also Rochemonteix, 'Les
Jesuites et la Nouvelle France'; Parkman, 'Pioneers of France',
'The Old Regime in Canada', 'The Jesuits in North America',
'La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West', 'Frontenac
and New France'; Harris, 'Pioneers of the Cross in Canada';
Jones, 'Old Huronia', the fifth report of the Bureau of
Archives for the Province of Ontario; Marshall, 'Christian
Missions'; Campbell, 'Pioneer Priests of North America'.
The following general histories contain many illuminating pages on
the missions: Faillon, 'Histoire de la Colonie Francaise';
Charlevoix, 'Histoire de la Nouvelle-France'; Boucher, 'Canada
in the Seventeenth Century'; Sagard, 'Histoire du Canada';
Kingsford, 'History of Canada'; Shortt and Doughty, 'Canada
and its Provinces' (especially the chapter in the second volume
by the distinguished priest, Rev. Lewis Drummond, S.J.); Winsor, 'Narrative
and Critical History of America.
Reference works with valuable articles on the missions and the
Indians are: 'The Catholic Encyclopedia'; Hodge, 'Handbook
of American Indians North of Mexico'; White, 'Handbook of
Indians of Canada', adapted from Hodge.
Bibliographical Note, The
Seigneurs of Old Canada
In two larger books entitled 'The Selgniorial
System in Canada' (New York, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1907) and
'Documents relating to the Seigniorial Tenure in Canada'
(Toronto, The Champlain Society, 1908), the writer has discussed
Canadian feudalism in its technical phases. The former volume
contains a full bibliography of manuscript and printed materials.
The reader who desires to know more about this interesting side of
early Canadian history may also be referred to Professor George M.
Wrong's 'Canadian Manor and its Seigneurs' (Toronto, 1908);
Philippe-Aubert De Gaspe's 'Les anciens Canadiens' (Quebec,
1863); Professor C. W. Colby's 'Canadian Types of the Old Regime'
(New York, 1908), especially chapter iv; W. P. Greenough's 'Canadian
Folk Life and Folk Lore' (New York, 1897); the Abbe H. R.
Casgrain's 'Paroisse Canadienne au XVIIe Siecle' (Quebec,
1880); Benjamin Sulte's articles on 'La Tenure Seigneuriale'
in the 'Revue Canadienne', July-August, 1882; and Leon
Gerin's paper on 'L'habitant de Saint-Justin' in the 'Proceedings
and Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada', 1898, pp.
139-216. There is a short, but very interesting chapter on 'Canadian
Feudalism' in Francis Parkman's 'Old Regime in Canada' (Boston,
1893), and various phases of life in New France are admirably
pictured in every one of the same author's other volumes.
Bibliographical Note, Jean
The author's larger work, 'Jean Talon, Intendant
de la Nouvelle France', is the principal source of information
for the foregoing narrative. Consult also Parkman, 'The Old
Regime in Canada'; Colby, 'Canadian Types of the Old Regime';
Kingsford, 'The History of Canada', vol. i.; the chapters, 'The
Colony in its Political Relations' and 'The Colony in its
Economic Relations,' by Adam Shortt and Thomas Chapais, in 'Canada
and its Provinces', vol. ii.
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Chronicle of the Cross in the Wilderness, 1915
Chronicles of Canada