NCL 55 – Tiger Dunlop’s Upper Canada by William Dunlop


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Tiger Dunlop's Upper Canada by William Dunlop (New Canadian Library's N55)

Series One

From the Back Cover:

William Dunlop was a man alive to the problems of his time, a keen observer of history in the making. A Scottish-born surgeon, he served in Canada during the War of 1812 and later settled in this country and became a member of the Canadian Legislative Assembly. In Recollections of the American War he offers a first-hand account that is as fascinating as it is factual. His comments on Sir George Prevost are scathing, his discussion of the arts of the bush campaign intriguing, and his observations on the character of the people and the country warmly sympathetic.

Statistical Sketches is a complete and frank handbook for the would-be emigrant from the old country–including tips on climate, soil, lumbering, transportation and communication, field sports for leisure time, what to bring and what to leave at home, and, above all,  who should come. Dunlop’s love and enthusiasm for his adopted country shines through his writing, giving one of the most accurate and valuable pictures we have of life in nineteenth-century Canada.


Tiger Dunlop's Upper Canada by William Dunlop (New Canadian Library's N55)Series Three

From the Back Cover

A humorous, irreverent and fascinating account of life in Upper Canada in the nineteenth century.

William Dunlop was a man alive to the problems of his time, a keen observer (and critic) of history in the making. A Scottish-born surgeon, he served in Canada during the War of 1812 and later settled in the Goderich area and became a member of the Canadian Legislative Assembly.

In Recollections of the American War he offers a first-hand account that is as intriguing as it is factual. His comments on Sir George Prevost are scathing, his discussion of the arts of the bush campaign revealing, and his observations on the character of the people and the country fresh and sympathetic.

Statistical Sketches, the second part of this book,  is a complete and frank handbook for the would-be emigrant from the old country–including advice on climate, soil, lumbering, transportation and communication, field sports, what to bring and what to leave at home, and, above all,  who should come.

Dunlop’s enthusiasm for his adopted country shines through his writing, so does his refusal to be hoodwinked by anyone, making Tiger Dunlop’s Upper Canada an invaluable portrait of both a man and a pioneer society.


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