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Travel Literature: Canada
Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives.


I. Manuscript and Archival
II. Books and Published Materials
Pre-19th Century
  • The Norse Discovery of America, Paul H. Chapman, 1981
19th Century
  • Voyages from Montreal, on the river St. Laurence, through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans: in the Years 1789 and 1793, Alexander Mackenzie, 1803
  • Travels through Canada, and the United States of North America, John Lambert, 1814
  • Travels in North America, in the Years 1827 and 1828, Basil Hall, 1830
  • Impressions of America during the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835, Tyrone Power, 1836
  • Travels in North America, Charles Lyell, 1845
  • Seven Years of My Life, Robert Marsh, 1848
  • Appleton’s New and Complete United States Guide Book for Travelers: Embracing the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western States, Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, etc., Wellington Williams, 1852
  • Appletons’ Illustrated Handbook of American Travel: a Full Guide to the United States and the British Provinces, 1857
  • North America, Anthony Trollope, 1862
20th Century
  • The Call of Our Land, C.H. Schutt, 19—
  • Flight to Everywhere: A Picture Journey over 32,000 miles of Air Transport Command Routes through jungle, desert and arctic, Ivan Dmitri, 1944
III. Materials Covering Multiple Categories
  • Historic Textbook Collections, 19th century and 20th century
  • Nineteenth-Century Travels, Explorations nd Empires: Writings from the Era of Imperial Consolidation, 1835-1910, Vol. 2 North America , Edited Susan Schoenbauer, 2003
  • Literature of travel and exploration: an Encyclopedia, Jennifer Speake, editor, bibliographies and historiographies
  • The Norton book of travel, editor Paul Fussell, 1987 travel writing of notable authors
  • Return passages: great American travel writing, 1780-1910 Larzer Ziff
  • The Mind of the Traveler : From Gilgamesh to global tourism, Eric J. Leed
  • Women Writing Home, 1700-1920 Klaus Stierstorfer, 2006, 6 volume collection of women's letters from across the former British Empire includes Africa, India, USA, Canada and others
  • Women Adventurers, 1750-1900: A Biographical Dictionary Mary F. McVicker, 2008
  • The Working Christian/The Baptist Courier 1869 to present
  • Baptists Missions in Western Canada, 1873-1948, Mrs. J. R. McDonald, 1948
IV. Reference and Other Materials in the Main Library
  • An historical atlas of Canada, edited with introduction, notes and chronological tables, Lawrence Burpee, 1927
  • Illustrated dictionary of place names, United States and Canada, Kelsie B. Harder, 1976
  • Canada gazetteer atlas [Montreal?], Macmillan of Canada, 1980
  • Canadian reference sources: an annotated bibliography: general reference works, history, humanities, Mary E. Bond, 1996
  • Historical dictionary of Canada, Barry M. Gough, 1999
  • Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, editor, Kelly Boyd, 1999, Reference Collection
  • Encyclopedia of Exploration, 4 volumes, 4th volume 1850-1940, editor John Raymond Howgego, 2003-2008, Reference Collection
  • Cities ranked & rated: more than 400 metropolitan areas evaluated in the U.S. and Canada, Bert Sperling, 2004
  • Great Women Travel Writers: from 1750 to the present, editor Alba moia and Bettina L. Knapp, 2005, General Collection
  • The mapping of North America : a list of printed maps Philip D. Burden, Reference Collection
V. Online Resources at Furman
VI. Web Sites