Vancouver Island Letters of Edmund Hope Verney, 1862-65: 1862-65

Paperback | January 1, 1996

byAllan Pritchard

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This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold rush.

A keen observer of life in the new world, Edmund Hope Verney corresponded on a regular basis with his father, a prominent British MP. In his letters, which are filled with lively narration and description, candid commentary, and fascinating personal detail, he talks about having 'the opportunity to observe a colony in [its first stage of existence' and to 'watch the development of a community.'

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Vancouver Island Letters of Edmund Hope Verney 1862-65 describes colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island. A keen observer of life in the new world, Edmund Hope Verney's letters are filled with lively narration and description, candid commentary and fascinating personal detail.

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This previously unknown collection of letters lets us experience colonial British Columbia through the eyes of a young British naval officer who spent three years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal Navy gunboat during the Cariboo gold rush. A keen observer of life in the new world, Edmund Hope Verney corresponded on a regular basis with his father, a prominent British MP. In his lett...

Allan Pritchard is Professor Emeritus of English, University of Toronto. He was born and grew up in Comox and now divides his time between Victoria and Galiano Island.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:323 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:January 1, 1996Publisher:Ubc Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0774805730

ISBN - 13:9780774805735

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Table of Contents

Illustrations Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction

 

1. Family and Early Life

2. Letters of Sir Harry and Lady Verney

3. The Voyage Out: England to Vancouver Island

4. Naval Activites

5. Other Activities

6. People and Politics

7. Native Indians

8. Coastal Scenes and Scenery

9. The Return Journey: Vancouver Island to England

10. Later Life

 

Notes

Letters

Notes to Letters

Index