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The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection

The Fraser Institute, established by the will of Hugh Fraser, was incorporated by an Act of Parliament on December 24, 1870. It opened in 1885 with its primary purpose as a library, “open to all honest and respectable persons whomever of every rank in life without distinction…for the diffusion of useful knowledge by affording free access to all desiring it to books, to scientific objects and to works of art.” (Statutes of the Province of Quebec, 1870). Prime Minister John Abbott served as the Institute’s first Governor.

After J.W.A. Hickson’s generous bequest in 1956, the Fraser Institute became known as the Fraser-Hickson Institute.

The Institute currently houses over 130,000 items in French and English including extensive antiquarian holdings comprised in part of the collections of several older libraries such as the Institut Canadien, the Mercantile Library Association, and the Montreal Book Club which closed down at the end of the nineteenth century. These are in the process of being digitized for Internet Archive.

For further information and a description of holdings please consult the Institute website at fraserhickson.ca


Materials for this collection provided by: Frasier Hickson Library


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by Aubrey Stewart
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with illustrations, notes and index of first lines
Topics: Epigrams, English, Epitaphs, English, Jonathan Swift, Ben Jonson, Alexander Pope, Aubrey Stewart
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Fraser Hickson Library
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Pictoral scrapbook of Fraser Hickson Library's workshops and events.
Topics: Fraser Hickson, Libraries Montreal Canada, Library signs -- Montreal, Library photographs, Library...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by An Authority
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The Quebec Gazette/Gazette du Quebec, a bilingual journal of Lower Canada published by an Authority.
Topics: Québec, Quebec -- Quebec, Québec (Québec) --Newspapers, Mercantile Library Association Montreal,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Arthur Helps
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And its relation to the history of slavery and the government of colonies.
Topics: Slavery -- Latin America, Esclavitud -- America, Trato a los Indios -- America, America -- Historia...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
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Transactions of the Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
Topics: Farming, Lower Canada, Farming Periodical, Agriculture, Lower Canada, Lower Canada Board of...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
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Transactions of the Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
Topics: Farming, Lower Canada, Farming Periodical, Agriculture, Lower Canada, Lower Canada Board of...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Arthur Helps
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And its relation to the history of slavery and the government of colonies.
Topics: Slavery -- Latin America, Esclavitud -- America, Trato a los Indios -- America, America -- Historia...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Howard Staunton, William Shakespeare
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Works of William Shakespeare edited by Howard Staunton with copious notes, glossary, life &c.  In four volumes.
Topics: Howard Staunton, William Shakespeare, English drama, English drama -- Early modern 1500-1700,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
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Transactions of the Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
Topics: Farming, Lower Canada, Farming Periodical, Agriculture, Lower Canada, Lower Canada Board of...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Lower Canad Board of Agriculture
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Transactions of the Lower Canada Board of Agriculture 1853-1858
Topics: Farming Lower Canada, Farming Periodical, Agriculture Lower Canada, Lower Canada Board of...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
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Transactions of the Lower Canada Board of Agriculture 1853-1857.
Topics: Farming Lower Canada, Farming Periodical, Agriculture Lower Canada, Lower Canada Board of...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Arthur LaPointe, R.C. Fetherstonhaugh
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Diary of Arthur LaPointe, Signaller, 22nd French-Canadian Battalion C.E.F. and Lieutenant, Overseas Military Forces of Canada detailing his wartime experiences in France and England from 1916-1919.   Translated into English by R.C. Fetherstonhaugh, Historian, 13th Battalion Royal Highlanders of Canada, 1914-1919.
Topics: First World War, 1914-1919, Canadian diaries, Canadian Expeditionary Force, CEF, Quebec, Canada,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
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Transactions of the Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
Topics: Farming, Lower Canada, Farming Periodical, Agriculture, Lower Canada, Lower Canada Board of...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
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Story of Montreal's Fraser Hickson Institute from mid-nineteenth Century to the 1970's.
Topics: Fraser-Hickson Institute, Fraser Hickson Library, Fraser Institute, Mercantile Library Association,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 810
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by John Locke, trans. Pierre Coste
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Ou l'on montre quelle est l'entendue de nos connoissances certaines, et la manière dont nous y parvenons. Cinquième edition revue et corrigé. An essay concerning human understanding. Fifith edition reviewed and corrected.
Topics: John Locke, Pierre Coste, Théorie de la conaissance, Knowledge theory of
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by Oban Times
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Death and burial of Rev. Dr. W.P. MacKay of Hull as reprinted from Oban Times August 29, 1885
Topics: W.P. MacKay, George Cleazy, Eulogies, Scotland, Hull Oban
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Samuel Miller
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Guide to gentlemen's costume suitable for fancy dress balls and private theatricals. 180 illustrations
Topics: costumes, theatre, fancy dress, Samuel Miller
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by Plutarque, trans. Amyot
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.Les vies des hommes illustres de Plutarque, traduites de grec par Amyot, avec des notes et des observations, par Mm. Brotier et Vauvilliers.  Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigeé et augmenteé, par E. Clavier.
Topics: Plutarch, Plutarque, Amyot, Brotier, Vauvilliers, E. Clavier, Mercantile Library Association...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
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Or, useful and entertaining passages in verse
Topics: English poetry, Shakespeare, Mercantile Library Association Montreal, English Prose Literature
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Robert Morris
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By Rob Morris LLD, writer and lecturer on Freemasonry for fourty years and by universal consent masonic poet laureate. With portrait and authentic biography written by his son Rob Morris.
Topics: Freemasons -- Poetry, Freemasons. Robert Morris, Rob Morris, Mercantile Library Association Montreal
In four volumes
Topics: Mercantile Library Association Montreal, Greece -- Hisotry -- to 146 BC, Greece, William Below,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 672
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
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Subtitle: With preliminary observations and an account of some foreign prisons and hospitals.  Fourth edition.
Topics: Prisons -- Europe, Great Britain, Mercantile Library Association Montreal, John Howard, Hospitals...
Third edition corrected and amended.
Topics: Mercantile Library Association Montreal, Plutarch's Morals
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
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From 1820 to 1831, both inclusive, presented to both houses of parlaiment by command of his Majesty
Topics: George Richardson Porter, Charles Knight, William Clowes, Great Britain. Board of Trade, Mercantile...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
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Strange events, characteristics and changes of metropolitan life. In two volumes.
Topics: London -- History, Westminister -- History, London, Westminister, Mercantile Library Association...
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by Andrew Kippis
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Lives of the most eminent persons to have flourished in Great Britain and Ireland from the earliest ages to the present times.  Second edition.
Topics: Biography, Great Britain--Biographies--Dictionaries, Mercantile Library Association Montreal
Étude biographique et littéraire
Topics: Mercantile Library Association Montreal, Adan de la Hale, Oeuvres Littéraires Du Trouvère Adan De...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
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Transactions of the Lower Canada Board of Agriculture
Topics: Farming, Lower Canada, Farming Periodical, Agriculture, Lower Canada, Lower Canada Board of...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 628
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
texts
eye 616
favorite 1
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 615
favorite 0
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 609
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Francis Head, Sir
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or, Paris in 1851.  Two volumes complete in one.  New edition.
Topics: Mercantile Library Association Montreal, France -- Paris, Paris (France) -- Description and travel,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Arthur Hammond
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Early twentieth Century Eastern Canadian drama 
Topics: George Arthur Hammond, Canadian drama, Lahstoq Rustic Press
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by John Bowring
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Collection of Polish poetry with notes and observations on the literature of Poland.
Topics: John Bowring, Kochanowski, Szymonowicz, Zimorowicz, Sarbiewski, Gawinski, Krasicki, We, gierski,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 593
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by John Gifford
texts
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History of France from the from the earliest time to the accession of Louis the Sixteenth with notes, critical and explanatory.
Topics: History--France, John Gifford, Histoire--France, France
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 547
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 545
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Arthur Tilley
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Collection of Saint Beuve's articles from 1835 to 1864.  In French, preface and introduction in English 
Topics: Sainte Beuve, Moliere, Montaigne, Mme. Geoffrin, Beaumarchais, La Fontaine, La Bruyere, Taine,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 536
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A Canadian pictorial weekly. 1888-1891.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 526
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
Containing a correspondence with a committee of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, their report and remarks thereon.
Topics: Fuel--Testing, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Mercantile Library Association of Montreal
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
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Histoire ancienne
Topics: Histoire ancienne, Egyptiens, Persia, Medea, Mercantile Library Association Montreal, Babylon,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Howard Staunton, William Shakespeare
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Works of William Shakespeare edited by Howard Staunton with copious notes, glossary, life &c.  In four volumes.
Topics: Howard Staunton, William Shakespeare, English drama -- Early modern 1500-1700, Mercantile Library...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 501
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by J. Ross Robertson
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Embracing a general history of the craft and its origin, but more particularly a history of the craft in the Province of Upper Canada, now Ontario, in the Dominion of Canada from 1749-1858.
Topics: Mercantile Library Association Montreal, Freemasons -- Canada -- History, Freemasons -- Canada --...
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by Henry Stebbing
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Mid-nineteenth century poem about Jesus and his life.
Topics: Henry Stebbing, Jesus, Christianity, English Poetry
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by George Edouard Desbarats
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Maxime Vuillaume
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Souveniers de Maxime Vuillaume de la Revolution Francaise.  Avant propos de Lucien Descaves Journal kept by Maxime Vuillaume during the French Revolution.  Forward by Lucien Descaves.
Topics: Maxime Vuillaume, Lucien Descaves, French Revoution, Revolution Francaise, Souvenirs, Memoirs
Poetry inspired by the four seasons with chromolithographs by eminent artists.
Topics: Poetry - English, Thomson, Wordsworth, Southey, Montgomery
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Walter Thornbury
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Life of Turner founded on letters and papers furnished by his friends and fellow academicians.
Topics: Joseph Mallord William Turner 1755-1851, Painting--England--Biographies, Mercantile Library...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
texts
eye 457
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
texts
eye 456
favorite 1
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by François Guizot
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eye 454
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From the fall of the Roman Empire till the French Revolution Also a treatise on death punishments.
Topics: Mercantile Library Association Montreal, Europe -- Civilization -- History, Civilization, Europe
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Plutarque, trans. Amyot
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eye 440
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.Les vies des hommes illustres de Plutarque, traduites de grec par Amyot, avec des notes et des observations, par Mm. Brotier et Vauvilliers.  Nouvelle edition, revue, corrigeé et augmenteé, par E. Clavier.
Topics: Plutarch, Plutarque, Amyot, Brotier, Vauvilliers, E. Clavier, Mercantile Library Association...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by John Gifford
texts
eye 415
favorite 0
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History of France from the from the earliest time to the accession of Louis the Sixteenth with notes, critical and explanatory.
Topics: History--France, John Gifford, Histoire--France, France, Mercantile Library Association Montreal
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by J. Ross Robertson
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eye 402
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Embracing a general history of the craft and its origin, but more particularly a history of the craft in the Province of Upper Canada, now Ontario, in the Dominion of Canada from 1749-1858.
Topics: Mercantile Library Association Montreal, Freemasons -- Canada -- History, Freemasons -- Canada --...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
texts
eye 400
favorite 0
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by George Edouard Desbarats
texts
eye 376
favorite 0
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Robertine Barry
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eye 370
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Periodique montréalaise bi-mesuel.  Publiée 1902-1909. "Gazette canadienne de la famille."Bi-monthly Montreal periodical created by Robertine Barry. Published 1902-1909.
Topics: Periodical, French Canada, Montreal, Robertine Barry, Francoise, Jules-Mario Lanos, Laure Conan,...
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by Ernest Ladoire, A.M. Gossez
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Extraits des mémoirs Docteur Ernest Ladoire. Ses campagnes et séjours en Crimée, en Algerie, et en Italie. Extracts of the memoirs of Dr. Ernest Ladoire, a military doctor in Crimea, Italie and Algeria.
Topics: Ernest Ladoire, A.M. Gossez, Souvenirs de guerre, War memoirs, Guerre de Crimée, Prinkipo,...
Illustrated with charts and envgravings.  In five volumes.
Topics: Northern Europe -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800, Travel, Northern Europe
Is six volumes illustrated with plates. New edition with the author's last corrections and improvements to which is added a short account of his life, written by himself.
Topics: Great Britain -- History -- to 1485, Great Britain -- History, Great Britain -- History -- Tudors...
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by Robertine Barry
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Bi-monthly Montreal periodical created by Robertine Barry. Published 1902-1909.
Topics: Periodical, French Canada, Montreal, Robertine Barry
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by George Edouard Desbarats
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eye 354
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A Canadian pictorial weekly.
Topics: George Edouard Desbarats, Dominion Illustrated, Canadian Periodicals (English), Canada-Periodicals,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
by Pierre-Georges Roy
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Biographies Québecouis. Quebec biographies.
Topics: Québec--Biographies, Quebec--Biography, Québec--Généologies, French-Canadians, Québec...
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by Robertine Barry
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Bi-monthly Montreal periodical created by Robertine Barry. Published 1902-1909. Périodique montréalaise. Publiée 1902-1909. “Gazette canadienne de la famille”.
Topics: Periodical, French Canada, Montreal, Robertine Barry, Francoise, Jules-Mario Lanos, Laure Conan,...
The Fraser-Hickson Institute Library Collection
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eye 345
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Histoire ancienne
Topics: Histoire ancienne, Egyptiens, Persia, Medea, Mercantile Library Association Montreal, Babylon,...