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Report from the Churchill River in Canada...



Item # 622780
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1743   One of the articles is titled: "Of the Effects of Cold at Pr. of Wales' in Churchill River in Hudson's Bay..." which is present-day Canada. This article takes over a full pg. (see photos for the beginning).
Among the other articles in this issue are: "No Writers for the Ministry" and "Reasons for a Steady Opposition". Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England and other parts of Europe. One of the reports is headed: "Extracts of Letters form our Fleet, Plantations" which has some talk of events in Cuba and elsewhere in the Caribbean (see photos). Also a letter from Providence, Rhode Island, and yet another with a Providence dateline, with much mention of events in America (see for portions).
Another report is headed: "Extract of a Letter from New England, from a Captain to his Friend at Barbadoes".
Complete in 56 pages with full title/index page which contains an engraving of St. John's Gate. Small library stamp at the bottom of the title page & 2 other pages do not deter readability. Measures about 5 by 8 inches and in very nice condition.
There are no maps or plates called for in this issue.

A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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