More About Nova Scotia - 1937


Cat No.:   CA0107:

The second in the famous triad of exploration books written about her home province - Nova Scotia - by author Clara Dennis, this one was first published in 1937. All of these books falls into the “travel-literature” genre of the commercial publishing world, but such a description fails to do justice to Clara’s gift for bringing her chosen subjects to life with insights into local culture, her own photography as well as very realistic topographical descriptions.

The Nova Scotia Archives, in Halifax, NS., provides and online biography of Clara Dennis which may be accessed via the Internet at:

In this book, Clara continues her exploration of Nova Scotia’s “mainland”, interviewing the interesting locals where she found them available, to augment the more formal “regular” history. The book also contains her telling of such classics as the legends of Glooscap, the ghostly story of the Mary Celeste, and the remarkable story of Annie Swan, one of the World’s tallest women. That is not to say that the regular histories are neglected and you can read about; The Expulsion of the Arcadians, The arrival of the Hope and the Hector and the Privateers invasion of Lunenburg - amongst others. Such a wide range of topics makes it very difficult to provide the reader with complete details of the books content so, instead, we have made an attempt to extract the more obvious names, places, and events which appear in the book’s Table of Contents:

Advocate; Alex. Campbell, his shipbuilding; Amherst—her noted sons; Antigonish County, the first printing press; Antigonish—the college; Apron Rock; Archibald, Janet ; Archibald, S. G. W.; Atlantic (The) - first steamship to cross; Bailey’s Brook; Beausejour of old (The); Big Bluff and Little Bluff; Big Election (The); Black Sylvia; Blue Rocks; Bluenose, I sail on; Bridgewater; Brooklyn, paper-making; Canso Strait, an old sea-captain; Canso, Col. Pepperel, The taking of, Swordfishing; Chester—a village in a Canadian setting, early life; Cheverie; Chloroform, First manufactured in Canada; Cobb House; Cod, The; Col. Gladwin; Communion Tokens; Dog Falls;Earliest railway (The)—its auspicious opening; Eddy rebellion (The); Edward Mortimer - Norway House; Father Mailer de Lynn; Fireship Teaser (The); Fishermen and the Great War; Five Islands; Fort Point; Germans, coming of the; Glooscap's Medicine Garden; Goreham College; Grant, George M. ; Green Hill—interesting relics of the old days of Pictou County; Guysboro—early history; Howe, Joseph, the Lunenburgers; Indian Falls; Joggins shore, Fossils on; Joseph Pernette, Col.; Jotham Blanchard—The Colonial Patriot; Kingsburg—old German Bibles; LaHave, fish-making on; Lantz Falls;Lismore—oldest Highland Roman Catholic Church; Little Hope; Liverpool Packet (The), Privateers (The), Collins family (The);Lochaber—the Piper; Lot Church; Louisburg, bell from; Lunenburg, privateers invade ; MacGregor, Dr. ; his preaching etc.; Mahone; Maitland—The Big Ship; Malagash, the salt mine; Malignant Cove; Maple Sugar; Marshy Hope and the Gaelic Bard; Mary Celeste (The); Masstown, Expulsion of Acadians; McCulloch (Dr.), collection of birds - Pictou Academy; Milton; Moose River disaster; Morgan Falls;Mount Thom; New Englanders; New Germany Beavers; New Germany—St. John's in the Wilderness; New Glasgow - its shipbuilding, Carmichael a famous name; New Ross, wilderness settlement; New York, The loss of; Nicholas Denys; Northern Queens; Nova Scotia - owned by a woman; Nova Scotia's giantess; O'Briens of Noel (The); Oak Island—Captain Kidd's treasure; Oakfield and General Laurie; Old Nova Scotia coins; Parrsboro, Indian legend; Payzants, story of; Perkins house (The); Pictou County, Discovery of coal; Pictou Twist; Pictou—the Hope and the Hector; Pioneer settlers; Pirate's Cove; Poet MacPherson (The).Port Mouton; R. R. Macleod; Radio Coast Station, I visit the; Rev. John Sprott; River John - the whales; Riverport - Denys' Fishing Station; Rossignol; Rover (The);Saladin, (The); Sauer Kraut; Sedgewick, Dr. Robert; Ship Railway (The); Shubenacadie Canal (The); Sir Charles Tupper House (The); Sir William Dawson; Springhill; St. Ninian's, “Tigh Dhe”; Stellarton—a descent into the Allan Shaft; Stormont; Sylvanus Cobb; Tatamagouche;The Draegermen; The Musquodoboit Valley—The MacCurdy family; The Stewiacke Valley—Early settlers; Three Sisters (The); Tracadie and the Trappist Monks; Truro—Victoria Park; Wallace— the centenary of Simon Newcombe; Wellwood Waugh’s great-great-granddaughter; Whitman family, (The); William Phips, (Sir); Women of Chester frighten off the privateers; Year of the Mice; Zephaniah Williams and Nathan Pushie.

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