By Edward S. Rogers, Donald B. Smith
Aboriginal Ontario: ancient views at the First countries comprises seventeen essays on points of the background of the 1st countries dwelling in the present-day limitations of Ontario. This quantity evaluate the event of either the Algonquian and Iroquoian peoples in Southern Ontario, in addition to the Algonquians in Northern Ontario. the 1st part describes the weather and landforms of Ontario millions of years in the past. It incorporates a complete account of the archaeologists' contributions to our wisdom of the fabric tradition of the 1st international locations earlier than the arriving of the Europeans. The essay sint he moment and 3rd sections glance respectively on the local peoples of Southern Ontario and northerly Ontario, from 1550 to 1945. the ultimate part seems to be at more moderen advancements. the quantity contains various illustrations and maps, in addition to an intensive bibliography.
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Having attended a number of Franklin memorials and commemorative events over the years, I can say that this was, by far, the most solemn and moving service of all, and the most beautifully conceived and presented. Of course, it had one distinction that every other such service lacked: the bones of one of Franklin’s men. The service, presided over by the Reverend Christopher Chessun, bishop of Woolwich, along with the Reverend Jeremy Frost, chaplain to the Greenwich Foundation, opened with Beethoveen’s “Funeral March on the Death of a Hero,” beautifully played on the chapel organ.
It so happened that I was born in the year of its FINDING FRANKLIN publication. Therefore I may be excused for not getting hold of it till ten years afterward. I can only account for it falling into my hands by the fact that the fate of Sir John Franklin was a matter of European interest, and that Sir Leopold M’Clintock’s book was translated into every language of the white races. My copy was probably in French. But I have read the book many times since. I have now on my shelves a copy of a popular edition got up exactly as I remember my first one.
Since a number of Franklin’s men hailed from these very areas, this might not have seemed especially useful evidence – but then there was that filling. Gold fillings, back in 1845, were relatively uncommon and tended to appear only in the remains of high-status individuals, which made 29 FINDING FRANKLIN it likely that the remains were those of an officer. This led the researchers to consider Harry Goodsir, scion of a distinguished family of Edinburgh surgeons and anatomists. And Goodsir’s father, as it turned out, was a close acquaintance of Robert Nasmyth, sometimes known as the “Father of Scottish Dentistry,” a man who pioneered the use of gold in filling teeth – circumstantial evidence, at least, that the body might be Goodsir’s.