Item FC 3216.3 P63 R64 1.1.2 - Pocock Scrapbook (1882 - 1884)

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Pocock Scrapbook (1882 - 1884)

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    6. Roger Pocock - 1882-4. Early Canadian and Police Experiences - Cuttings of Pictures, etc. (No NWMP)

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    • Títulos paralelos e outra informação do título: Source of parallel title from label on front of scrapbook.

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    FC 3216.3 P63 R64 1.1.2

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    • 1882 - 1884 (Produção)
      Pocock, Roger

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    Descrição física

    1 notebook ; ~78 leaves ; 34.4 x 21.1 cm

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    História biográfica

    Henry Roger Ashewell Pocock was born November 9, 1865 at Cookham, Berkshire, England. He came to Canada with his father in 1882, and settled in Brockville, Ontario. In 1882 and 1883, he attended the Guelph Agricultural College, and subsequently took a job as a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

    Pocock enlisted with the North-West Mounted Police at Fort Osborne in 1884. When the North-West Resistance broke out, Pocock marched with Colonel Irvine's relief force from Regina to Prince Albert in the winter weather, freezing his feet during the trek. As a result of the advanced frostbite to his feet, Pocock had to have several toes amputated, rendering him an invalid constable. He kept a diary/scrapbook for each year he was with the N.W.M.P., and later used the collections to write and publish a series of fictional books based on his experiences, the first successful of which was a biographical work titled "Following the Frontier" (N.Y., 1903) also published as "A Frontiersman" (London, 1903). According to Watters (A Check List of Canadian Literature, 1628-1950), Pocock published at least 15 titles between 1888 and 1931. In 1905, Pocock went on to found "The Legion of Frontiersmen of the Commonwealth." He died November 12, 1941.

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    Âmbito e conteúdo

    Scrapbook consists of typewritten diary accounts for the years of 1882-1884. Cuttings and lithographs are either pasted or tipped in. Loose diary entries and letters are contained in envelopes, which are tipped in intermittently throughout the scrapbook.
    Scrapbook contains:
    Photographs of graves on C.P.R. construction; voyage across Atlantic in 1882; and Lake Superior.
    Diary accounts of Pocock aboard the "Peruvian" for a cross-Atlantic passage (approximately 89 pages of loose, handwritten entries); "Narrative of occurrences from the date of my departure from England to the end of the year 1882" (typewritten, with sketches, clippings, and maps); "Narrative to replace diary of the year 1883 which was stolen at Prince Albert N.W.T. in 1886 (1887)" (handwritten, with imprint cuttings, map, and sketches); and "Narrative to replace diary stolen at Prince Albert in 1886, of the events of my life during the year 1884 (1887)" (handwritten, with interspersed imprint cuttings, letters, maps, and sketches).
    Imprint cuttings of Alexandria; 1000 islands; R.H. Lindsay sketches of Quebec; animals; Port Arthur architecture; Lake Winnipeg; and the North-West (Red River to Hudson's Bay).
    Sketches of Ontario and Quebec ("Sketches made from 'Picturesque Canada' during my convalescence in Prince Albert N.W.T. at the time of the Rebellion - Spring 1885").
    Letters to his father and mother.

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    Condição física

    Scrapbook is very fragile ; Covers are loose ; Pages are brittle and chipped along edges

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    • inglês

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      All researchers (including students, faculty, visiting scholars, and members of the general public) must submit a Retrieval Request Form at least 24 hours before their visit to Bruce Peel Special Collections in order to be sure that library materials have been retrieved from storage and are available for their use.

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      Formerly accessioned as 2008.

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