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Manitoba Historical Society:
Annual Report for the Year 1883

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The annual meeting of the Historical and Scientific Society was held yesterday afternoon. The following members were present: Mr. Alex. McArthur, president, in the chair; Mr. W. H. Hughan, secretary; Rev. Prof. Bryce, corresponding secretary; Lieut.-Governor Aikins and Messrs. C. N. Bell, A. G. B Bannatyne, A. H. Whitcher, R. E. W. Goodridge, J. H. Panton, Rev. Prof. Hart, Rev. E. A. Stafford, Hon. A. A. C. La Riviere, W. S. Grant, J. B. McKilligan, W. Clark, Jos. Greenfield, L. M. Lewis, Col. Scoble, J. T. Huggard, H. W. A. Chambre, J. B. Ferguson, T. Gilroy, W. Clark (Hudson’s Bay Company), R. Houston, Capt. F. E. Gauthier, James Chisholm, Dr. S. C. Corbett, John Graham, B.A., Dr. Rolston, J. B. Monk, John Wemyss, M.A., J. H. Housser, H. A. L. Dundas, H. Swinford, W. A. McHaffle, W. D. Russell and E. Thompson.

Report of the Executive Council

The executive council has pleasure in presenting the fifth annual report, and in doing so is able to state that the steady progress hitherto attending the society’s operations has during the past year, in the chief departments of the society’s work, been more marked than ever before.


The increase of membership during the past year has been quite remarkable and may be taken as an evidence of the hold the society is gaining upon the city and province. At the beginning of the past year there were on the roll of the society 112 members, and during the year 147 new members have been added, making the total received to date 259.

Deaths and Removals

During the year past two honorary members and three ordinary members have died, while two valuable members have left the city. In the death of Mr. A. K. Isbister, M.A., LL. B., (29th May, 1883) the society, as well as the Province of Manitoba, has lost a true friend. His death was the occasion for the reading of a sketch of his life before the society by the corresponding secretary, and the following minute was adopted:

“The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba desires to express its high appreciation of its lately departed honorary member, Alexander Kennedy Isbister, LL.B., barrister, of London, England. His distinguished services in connection with the opening up of the Northwest ought ever to be gratefully remembered by Canadians, and his self-denying labors for the people of his native land are worthy of most warm remembrance by them. His high scholarship and distinguished service to education in England were united with a singularly simple and attractive manner, and his high character, benevolent disposition, and generous remembrance of the land of his birth deserve especial recognition. This society would express its loss of the name of so distinguished a representative of the native people of the country from its list of honorary members, and directs that a copy of this resolution be sent to the aged mother and bereaved sister conveying the warmest sympathy of the society.”

The second honorary member who died during the past year was Alpheus Todd, C.M.G., the very distinguished librarian of the Parliament of Canada. His place will be hard to fill for librarian, and his death will make an important blank in the honor roll of the society.

The society also records with sorrow the death of Mr. Jas. H. Stewart, formerly inspector of city schools (April 1, 1883); of Mr. D. B. Dingman, and Mr. J. M. Macdonell, B.A., (December 6, 1883), who, though a young man, had spent his whole public career of 12 years in this city. The society records its loss by removal to Toronto of Messrs. Alan McDougall, C.E., and T. C. L. Armstrong, M.A., LL.B. Both these gentlemen had read papers before the society, and done good service in the society’s work. To Mr. Armstrong to a large extent is due the credit of originating the form which the lately successful Art Exhibition should take. It is hoped both these gentlemen may find congenial associations in the learned societies in Toronto, whither they have gone. It is recommended that the Executive Council of the following yeas should consider the advisability of increasing the corresponding members of the society, thus, perhaps, retaining the assistance of some, compelled by circumstances, to change their abode. The council would bear testimony to the value of such correspondents as the Rev. A. B. Baird, M.A., of Edmonton, and others.

Recognition Abroad

Nothing can better show the position the society is gaining abroad, than the number of learned societies and institutions which have placed the society on their lists of correspondents. These are

British and Foreign

Royal Geographical Society, London, England.
Royal Colonial Institute, London, England.
Cobden Club, London, England.
Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, England.
Natural History Society, Glasgow, Scotland.
Ornithological Society, Vienna, Austria.


Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa.
Canadian Institute, Toronto.
Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa.
Meteorological Observatory, Toronto.
Parliamentary Library, Ottawa.
Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, Montreal.

Eastern States

Massachusetts’ Historical Society, Boston.
Harvard College Library, Cambridge.
Smithsonian Institute, Washington.
Literary Society, Washington.
Bureau of Education, Washington.
United States National Museum, Washington.
Worcester Society of Antiquities, Washington.
New York State Library, Washington.
Museum of Natural Sciences, Buffalo, New York.
Literary Company, Philadelphia.
Institute’ of Mining Engineers, Easton, Pennsylvania.
Engineers’ Club, Philadelphia.
American Philosophical Society.
Essex Institute, Salem.
United States Government Department, Washington.

Western States

Ohio Mechanics’ Institute.
Ohio Historical & Philosophical Society.
Illinois State Museum of Natural History, Springfield.
Chicago Historical Society.
Missouri Historical Society.
St. Louis Academy of Science.
Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Historical Society of Minnesota.

In all 34.

Royal Society of Canada

This society, whose second meeting was held at Ottawa in May last, recognized our society as one of the 14 societies in the dominion worthy of affiliation to it. Though entitled to a representative, our society did not succeed in obtaining one of its members to be present at Ottawa. Our publications for the year were, however, handsomely bound and forwarded to the patent society, and were received with much consideration. Affiliated societies are expected to report every year.

British Association

An event of the greatest magnitude in connection with the work of the society is to take place during the coming summer, in the visit of the British Association to Montreal, and their intended journey to the Rocky Mountains. It is possible that our citizens may be called upon to show hospitality to the party consisting of several hundred of the renowned men of Britain. It would be extremely fitting for the society to take a lead in whatever arrangements may be necessary for their comfort and information, in our region “North and West of Lake Superior.”


During the past year the Science Committee, of which Mr. J. H. Panton, M.A., is convener, has done a considerable amount of work, and increased very considerably the museum of the society in a geological direction. From visits made to the Selkirk quarries and Stony Mountain escarpment, the character of the Silurian deposits in the Red River Valley has been more fully investigated, and good specimens of the molluscan, coralline and cephalopod fossils obtained. From several field meetings, and especially the great excursion to the west, of which notice will be taken at length in the report, the study of geology and palaeontology has received a considerable impulse during the year. The collection of marine invertebrates, of which mention was made in the report of 1882-83, has arrived, and affords excellent means of study for those interested in the zoology of the lower orders of creatures. An excellent collection of archeological objects, prepared by Professor Ward, of Rochester, is in the hands of the society on approbation. The museum has received additions in a number of muskets, bayonets and accoutrements, supposed to have been used by Lord Selkirk and soldiers in 1816-17. The society had expected to have increased its collection of articles of the mound builder period by opening the one undisturbed on the banks of the Red River in St. Andrew’s parish. Though all arrangements had been made for the visit, it was hindered by bad weather.

St. John, N.B. Exhibit

In the mouth of September last a request was made to the society to assist the commissioners preparing an exhibit of Manitoba products for the Dominion Exhibition at St. John, New Brunswick, by a loan of articles from the society’s museum. The society undertook the labor, though it involved a large amount of work for the recording secretary and the convener of the Science Committee. Through their united efforts a collection described in the printed catalogue which accompanied the articles, as “340 Specimens from the Collection of the Historical and Scientific Society, Winnipeg, comprising Geology, Mineralogy, Ethnology, and History of the Canadian Northwest,” was sent. Mr. Panton accompanied the exhibit, and reports the attention received in St. John and also in Boston, Mass., to which place the exhibit was afterwards taken, as reflecting credit on the society and doing good to the country.

Rocky Mountain Expedition

During the past year a very marked event in the work of the society was the appointment of a delegation to visit the Rocky Mountains, and several important regions lying along the Canadian Pacific Railway. At the meeting of the society, held on the 28th of June, a general discussion took place as to the advisability of undertaking such a journey. At a meeting held on the 26th of July, the matter was agreed on, and a deputation appointed representing the departments of history and archaeology, natural history, geology, topography, and “the press.” The members appointed for these several departments were: Rev. Prof. Bryce, R. E. W. Goodridge, J. H. Panton, M. A., C. N. Bell, T. C. L. Armstrong, M. A., L.L. B., W. H. Hughan, secretary. Rev. D. M. Gordon and F. J. Stewart joined the delegates in the expedition. The party started in the early part of August, and rendezvoused at Moose-jaw on the 14th of August, the members who had preceded the expedition to that point having already made certain observations. Proceeding westward the deputies left the train at Calgary, and reached Padmore by wagon, a point 70 miles west of Calgary. The leading features of the mountain ride, the appearance of the country, the magnificent scenery, and the humors of the way, have appeared in full, in prose and verse, in the newspapers of the time. Expeditions were made up the Bow River, to the ranche country, to Irvine and Pense localities, to Medicine Hat and Buffalo Lake. The Rev. Mr. Gordon and Mr. Panton have given reports of a formal kind of their observations, the latter in a paper read before the society. The large amount of work done in other directions by the society, since that date, has prevented the production of other reports, winch it is understood are in course of preparation. The heartiest thanks of the society are due to the Canadian Pacific Railway and their officers, both in Winnipeg and along the line to the west, for the facilities afforded to the delegation in its work. The information afforded as to the country, as a result of the expedition, has been recognized as most important both at home and abroad.

Art Exhibition

A notable event in the work of the year was the late Art Exhibition. At the meeting of the society held on the 25th of October a letter was read from Mr. T. C. L. Armstrong submitting a plan for a conversazione and exhibition. Some members of the society were somewhat timid in undertaking the scheme. The hope of affording a pleasing and instructive entertainment for the community, as well as the conviction that the library of the society must be increased and improved, led the society to undertake the somewhat difficult task of providing the first art exhibition ever attempted in the Northwest. It was decided early in December to go on with the affair. A large committee of the society was struck, and meetings were regularly held until the 6th of February, when the opening was made in Victoria Hall. The Lieutenant-Governor opened the proceedings, and concerts were conducted nightly by a large number of professionals and amateurs, to whom the best thanks of the society have been tendered. The exhibition was the work of some 150 exhibitors, comprised not less than 4,000 articles, and was maintained for four days. The universal comment was not only one of satisfaction, but highest admiration and surprise were expressed at the extent and value of the exhibit. The hope was frequently indulged that the exhibition might lead to the undertaking of a permanent museum — an educative influence of the highest importance. The receipts at the door, including a cheque of $20 from the Lieutenant-Governor, amounted to about $850, and considering the expense of removing so large a quantity of material, it reflects credit on the economy of the management that the sum of $450 is at the disposal of the society for the benefit of the library. This amount, it is recommended, should he divided at follows: Books of references, $200; Arctic and Northwest books, $100; circulating library, $150. The Canadian Pacific Railway is again deserving of warmest thanks, as well as the Portage and Northwestern Railway and the Dominion Express Company, in having granted free transport for articles and free passes to exhibitors coming to the city.


The society has to return its thanks to the Provincial Government for the continuance of the grant of $250 for the past year. The city likewise continued its annual grant of $500. The amounts received from members’ dues and fees have been $522. Beginning the year with a balance on hand of $474.08, the whole amount of receipts, inclusive of $324.42, received to date of the proceeds of the art exhibition, has been $2,758.83. The expenditure has proceeded strictly on the principle that the society must keep out of debt. The treasurer’s statement will show the various items of disbursement. It had been the custom in previous years to pay the bill for magazines, etc., for the year current, after the annual meeting. It has been deemed better to change this, and have the account settled in January, so that during the past year two years’ magazines have been settled for, making the large item under this head, of $382.70. It is recommended that this plan be followed in future. Anyone knowing the society’s work must have been impressed with the faithfulness and industry of the recording secretary, Mr. Hughan, during this year. While many theories are put forth as to the causes of the great success of the society, undoubtedly one of the chief elements of this success is the painstaking care of the secretary. Your executive council has to confess that $600 per annum was as much as the funds of the society would permit as salary. On account of the smallness of the amount, your executive council has paid Mr. Hughan a bonus of $200 for his services during the past year, and feel assured the society will be unanimous in the bestowal of this well-earned amount. The executive council leaves to its successors the financial affairs of the society in a good state, there being some $150 of fees collectable at date, and no liabilities.


The society has again to acknowledge its great indebtedness to the Smithsonian Institution at Washington, and the several departments of the United States Government, which, through the advice of the old friend of the society, Consul Taylor, have sent no less than 125 volumes during the past year. These are not mere blue books, full of statistics dry to some, but are many of them real works of art, splendidly illustrated; to the various departments of the Canadian Government, and to the members of the Dominion Parliament, the library is indebted. The reading room is still supplied with newspapers from abroad, and the provincial newspapers to the number of 31, sent free of cost, and to whose publishers the cordial thanks of the society are due. The collection of magazines in the reading room is extensive, and is exceeded by few, if any collections in any Canadian city. The discussion in the early part of the year as to a free public library, in which the city council took a part, did not work to the advantage of the public library of the society. It has taken away a considerable revenue formerly received by the society, and has not yet resulted in a free public library, such as was contemplated.

Literary Effort

The Executive Council is of opinion that not so much by successful excursions, and entertaining albeit instructive demonstrations and exhibitions, is useful work to be done by the society, as by the incentives to study and cultivation of the powers of its members, which the society may be able to afford. Accordingly, too much importance cannot be placed on the preparation of careful, thorough and practical papers in the field falling within the scope of the society’s work. Notwithstanding the other activities engaged in by members of the society, the number of papers in the special direction of the society’s objects is considerably larger than in any previous year.

1. “Roadways and Carriageways,” read by Allan Macdougall, C.E., 22nd February, 1883.

Mr. Macdougall, in a highly scientific manner, laid down the principles of road-making, and gave the requirements for successful street and road construction in Manitoba. A most interesting discussion arose in connection with this paper.

2. (Published.) “Sioux Language,” read by the secretary (22nd larch, 1883,) for Rev. W. A. Burman, Sioux Reserve, Assiniboine River.

This paper gave an insight into the peculiarities of the Sioux language, and was favorably commented on by a number of gentlemen present interested in the study of philology.

3. (Published.) “Sources of Northwestern History,” read by Mr. Wm. Dennis, journalist, 26th April, 1883.

This paper gives the names of the works containing the materials for the historian’s work in the field of our society. The published paper has been regarded with much favor on account of its comprehensive sketch, and as giving the young student of our history direction as to the line to be pursued by him.

4. (Published.) “Navigation of Hudson’s Bay and Straits,” read by Mr. C. N. Bell, May 10th, 1883.

This paper covers the ground of evidence obtainable from books of travel, log-books of whaling vessels, and such information as can be extracted from living witnesses as to the route in question. The importance of the subject to this province is now generally recognized, and all information on the subject is eagerly sought for.

5. (Published.) “Discovery of the Sources of the Yukon,” read by Rev. Professor Hart for Chief Factor Campbell, late Hudson’s Bay Company, May 10th, 1883.

It is no small honor the society enjoys to have in this country a man so unobtrusive, yet so resolute, as Chief Factor Campbell was during his 40 years of service in the company’s employ. The Yukon forms a farther Northwest to us. The sketch of the explorer has found its way into one of the national readers of Canada, and his name and exploits will be handed down to the next generation. Mr. Campbell’s merits as a discoverer have also been recognized by his having been made a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

6. (Published.) “In Memoriam,” of late Honorary Member of the Society A. K. Isbister, Esq., read by the corresponding secretary, July 26, 1883.

This paper was an account of the youth, education and professional career of Mr. Isbister, a native of the Northwest, and one closely connected with its opening up to the world. A nephew of that good friend of our society, Captain Kennedy, of St. Andrews, the arctic explorer, Mr. Isbister had the same intelligent views as to the future of the Northwest held by his uncle. The splendid legacy of some $60,000 to the University of Manitoba marks Mr. Isbister as a man who has left a memorial of himself more enduring than brass. The native people of the country have in him one of whom they may well be proud.

7. (Published). “Notes on Harmon’s Journal,” read by Rev. Prof. Bryce, M.A., LL.B., Dec. 13, 1883.

Harmon was a trader to the Northwest in 1800-20. His journal, a copy of which was lately presented to the society by Mr. A. W. Kippen, who had found it in Prince Albert, is now very rare. The story given by the trader is very interesting and useful, as showing not only the features of our Assiniboine country, at so early a date, but also of the Athabasca and trans-Rocky Mountain country.

8. (Published). “Fragmentary Leaves from the Geological Records of the Great Northwest,” read by Mr. J. H. Panton, M.A., Jan. 24, 1884.

This is an account by one of the members of the delegation to the Rocky Mountains, of what he saw. It gives an interesting sketch of localities and fossils of the cretaceous and later deposits of the 2nd and 3rd prairie steppes. References are made in the paper to fossils now in the museum of the society.

9. (Published.) “Water,” read by N. Agnew, M.D., Feb. 21, 1884.

This was a paper on the water supply of the city, recommending the Lake of the Woods as the nearest feasible locality for a supply of pure water. The discussion brought out a variety of views, some members present advocating the sinking of artesian wells.

Specialties of the Year

The society would note the following points connected with its field of operations as worthy of attention, during the past year:

  1. During this year the question of the coal supply of the Northwest had been solved. While theories were plentiful enough before, during the year coal at a reasonable figure has been sold regularly in Winnipeg from our own coal beds. As competing mines open and capital is invested, no doubt coal of a better quality and at lower rates will be supplied. This event is one of the greatest magnitude to the country.
  2. The opening up of the Canadian Pacific Railway to the west has afforded us in the Northwest an opportunity of studying series of rocks in cretaceous and later rocks, not possessed by any other part of Canada.
  3. There are increasing indications that the mineral wealth of the Lake of the Woods region, and the Bow River pass as well as other Rocky Mountain localities, will prove sources of much wealth to the country.
  4. On the night of September 7 last, a meteorological event of greatest moment to the country took place. On that night the mercury fell to 17°, thus indicating 15° of frost. Farmers who arrived late in the country, or who were behind through indolence, got a severe lesson. In some parts of the country where the land is heavy, the most enterprising farmers suffered also. The experience of so severe a frost at so early a date is a thing unprecedented in the history of the country.
  5. In connection with the late art exhibition, an impetus has been given to the study of the history of the country, the manners and customs of its former inhabitants, and of the elements of which the present population is composed. Should a permanent museum grow out of the enterprise, it would be a matter of no surprise to your executive.

The Executive Council has to return thanks for the respect and consideration shown by the society to its recommendations during the past year.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

A. McArthur, President.
George Bryce, Corresponding Secretary.

Historical Society Rooms, Feb. 26, 1884.

Finance Report

Mr. C. N. Bell, chairman, read the following report of the Finance Committee, which was adopted:

Your Finance Committee beg to report herewith that we are glad to say the affairs of the society are in a very satisfactory condition. All accounts presented have been paid, and there is a good balance in the hands of the treasurer outside of the proceeds of the Art Exhibition, which amounts to about $450.

Your committee takes this occasion of stating that to a great extent, the satisfactory financial position we are in, is due to the untiring exertions of our secretary, Mr. Hughan, who has kept down expenses to the lowest possible limit.

The funds set aside for the purchase of new books will enable the society to add many valuable volumes to both reference and circulating departments.

Financial Statement


Balance from last year in Imperial Bank


Members’ fees and dues


Library subscriptions




Provincial annual grant


Municipal annual grant


Receipts from Art Exhibition, including cheque from the Lieutenant-Governor





Rent of rooms


Secretary’s salary




Magazines and publications


Fuel, light and water


Publishing society’s papers








Post office drawer






Bonus to Secretary


Art Exhibition


Cash - proceeds of Art Exhibition (Bank of Ottawa)


Balance in Imperial Bank




Winnipeg. February 26, 1884.

To the Executive Council:

GENTLEMEN,—I have examined the hooks and vouchers of the treasurer and secretary of your Society for the year ending to-day and find them to be correct, and that the balance at the Imperial and Ottawa Banks and in the hands of the Secretary to be four hundred and ninety-eight dollars and forty-eight cents to the credit of the Society; of which the sum of four hundred and fifty-four dollars and fifteen cents belongs to the proceeds of the Art Exhibition, and forty-four dollars and forty-three cents the balance of Society’s funds at the end of the year. I have to call attention to the fact that the sum of one hundred and eighty dollars for magazines for the current year has been paid in advance in order to save some twenty dollars of discount, and also that the sum of forty-four dollars has been expended upon furnishings of the library. Tickets to the amount of twenty dollars have been sold by some members of the Art Exhibition Committee but not yet paid in.

I have the honor to be, gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
R. E. W. Goodridge,

The following were on recommendation of the executive council elected as members of the society: Geo. H. Shaw (Canadian Pacific Railway); Geo. Munroe, B.A., barrister; Hon. Attorney-General Miller; Hon. A. M. Sutherland; Hon. C. P. Brown; Jas. Rutherford; J. E. Steen; Jas. Fisher, M.A., barrister; A. Wickson, (Merchants’ Bank); J. M. Rippon, (Imperial Bank); E. F. Stephenson, (Dominion Lands Department); Mr. Cross; Mr. Foreman; W. L. Watt; J. H. Pipon, (Bank of Montreal); Miss E. M. Attwood.

On motion of Mr. C. N. Bell, seconded by Mr. J. H. Panton, it was resolved that it is the opinion of this meeting the past presidents of the society should be elected life members.

Capt. Lewis moved, seconded by Hon. Mr. LaRiviere, that the Executive Committee elected to-day procure other rooms for the society’s meetings and collections at the earliest possible date.

Mr. Panton moved in amendment, seconded by Mr. Whitcher, that the incoming Executive Council consider the propriety of securing rooms better suited for the work of the society than those now occupied, and report to a general meeting of the society at as early a date as possible. The amendment was carried.

The election of fifteen members to constitute the executive council was then proceeded with by ballot, Messrs. Greenfield Goodridge and Huggard acting as scrutineers. The report of the scrutineers showed the following to be elected:

Messrs. A. H. Whitcher, Rev. Professor Bryce, R. E. W. Goodridge, C. N. Bell, Rev. Professor Hart, Alexander McArthur, W. H. Hughan, J. B. McKilligan, J. Hoyes Panton, Lieutenant-Governor Aikins, Hon. A. A. C. LaRiviere, Jos. Greenfield, Alderman Ham, Rev. E. A. Stafford, and Very Rev. Dean Grisdale.

Election of Officers.

The society next elected by ballot from the executive, the following officers:

President, Rev. Prof. Bryce; first vice-president, Mr. A. H. Whitcher; second vice-president, Mr. C. N. Bell; corresponding secretary, Rev. Prof. Hart; recording secretary, Mr. W. H. Hughan; treasurer, Mr. R. E. W. Goodridge.

Mr. J. B. McKilligan was, on motion, elected as auditor.

Previously to the balloting for the officers, Mr. McArthur, the retiring president, briefly expressed his thanks for the honor done him by his re-election, last year when absent on the continent, stating at the same time that he regretted being unable to pay such attention to the duties of the position as he could wish, and that he consequently declined allowing himself to be a candidate for re-election.

Col. Scoble gave notice of a motion to provide that in future the executive council elect president and other officers.

A vote of thanks was tendered the retiring president, on motion of Rev. Prof. Bryce.

The meeting then adjourned.

The following is the list of presentations for the year:

Great Britain.

From the Cobden Club—Financial Reform Almanac for 1884. The Colonial Institute —Proceedings, Vol. 14 (1882-3.) Glasgow—The Natural History Society, Proceedings Vol. 5, Part 2, (1881-2;) the Philosophical Society, Vol. 14 (1882-3.) Leeds—Philosophical and Literary Society annual report (1882-3.)


Meitheilunger des Oruithologischin Vereines in Wein, Nos. 1 to 12 (1883) and S o. 1, 8 Jahry, 1884.

United States.

Department of Agriculture—Reports Nos. 53 to 64 inclusive; Nos. 1, 2 and 3 (new series;) Statistics of Agriculture, 1880; Statistics of Transportation, 1880. Bureau of Education; 29 Circulars of Information for 1880-1-2; four circulars for 1884. Bureau of Rolls and Library: Survey of the Northern Boundary of the United Mates from the Lake of the Woods to the Summit of the Rocky Mountains; Joint Maps of the Southern Boundary, do. do. Treasury Department: Finance Reports for 1880-1-2; Statistical Abstracts for 1880-1-2; Tariff on Imports, 1883. Comptroller of the Currency: Report, 1882; National Loans. Department of the Interior: Secretary’s Reports, 1 and 2 Vols., 1880; 1, 2 and 3 Vols., 1881; 1 and 2 Vols., 1882; Compendium of the 10th Census, 1880, Parts 1 and 2; annual Reports, Indian Affairs for 1881-2; Land Office Reports, 3 Vols., 1881-2; Postmaster-General’s Report for 1882. Army Department: Report for 1880; Chief of Engineer’s Reports from 1880 to 1882, 10 Vols.; Surgeon-General’s Circulars, 14. Navy Department: 1880-1-2, 3 Vols. Chief Signal Office: 6 Vols.; Exploration Reports, 11 Vols.; total 12. Geological Department: Prof. F. V. Hayden’s Report of the Survey of Wyoming and Idaho, 1878, with maps and panaromas; Statistics of Population, 1880, 3 Vols., Manufactures, 18S0, Vol. 2. Total from the United States government 125 volumes and pamphlets. Washington, D. C.—Smithsonian Institution: National Museum Duplicate Marine Invertebrates Series (Educational) 3, Set 29; Smithsonian Report, 1881; Miscellaneous Collections, 22 to 27; U. S. Geo. Sur., Second Annual Report, 18801; Bulletin, No. I; Wyoming and Idaho, 1878, Parts 1 and 2; Territories, Maps and Panaromas, 1878; Tertiary History Grand Canon District, Atlas to accompany same. Easton, Pa.—The American Institute of Mining Engineers, 49 pamphlets. Wisconsin State Historical Society—Memorial Addresses, Hon. C. C. Washburn. Illinois State Museum of Natural History—Bulletin, No. 1. Washington Literary Society —Memorial, James Abraham Garfield. Missouri Historical Society—Publication, No. 7 (President’s Animal Address.) St. Louis Academy of Science—Transactions, Nos. 1 and 2, Vol. 4. Chicago Historical Society —Constitution and By-laws. Ohio—Mechanic’s Institution: Scientific Proceedings, No. 4, Vol. 1; No. 2, Vol. 2; Robert Clarke & Co., Cincinnati: The Mound Builders; Col. May’s Journeys; Reports, 1874-5-6; Journal Bibliothera Americana, 1883; Historical and Philosophical Society: No. 1 Transactions; Col. May’s Journal. Essex Institute, Salem—Nos. 1 to 12 inclusive, Bulletin, Vol. 4; Newark: Isaac Smucker, Centennial History of Licking County; Mound Builders. Worcester Society of Antiquity—No. 19, Proceedings, 1882. Philadelphia—American Philosophical Society: Proceedings, Vol. 20; Engineer’s Club: Proceedings, No. 4, Vol. 3; Philadelphia Library Co.: Bulletin, July, 1883; January, 1884. Buffalo Natural Sciences Society, Nos. 1 to 4, Bulletin. Albany, New York State Library —Sixty fifth Annual Report; Mrs. Martha J. Lamb: Magazine of American History, Illustrated, 1883. Massachusett’s Historical Society—Vol. 4, Proceedings, 1881-2. Cambridge—Harvard College; Annual Reports, 1882-3. St. Paul Historical Society—Report, 1883. Yellowstone National Park Museum—The Calumet of the Coteau. Boston—Houghton, Mifflin & Co.’s Catalogue of Books; Public Library: Hand-book for Readers; Bulletin. Rochester, Mo.—Prof. Ward’s Science Establishment Catalogues.


Royal Society—Blackwood’s Magazine, No. 809, Transactions; Some Old Forts by the Sea, J. G. Bourinot. Ottawa—Department of Agriculture: Report of the Canadian Archives, 1882. Census of Canada, 1870, 71 Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5; 1880-1, Vols. 1 and 3; Library of Parliament: Canadian Parliamentary Companion, 1883; Geological Survey of Canada: Report of Progress, 1880-1-2; Dr. McCown’s Catalogue Canadian Plants; J. C. Tache, Esq., 1881, Census and its Critics; Sir Charles Tupper, C. P. R. Report, 1872; Sir Charles Tupper, C. P. R. Report, 1880. Toronto—Meteorolical Office: Weather Review, as published; Meteorological Service Report, 1881; James Campbell & Son: Advance Sheets of the Royal Readers; Set of New Royal Readers; Goldwin Smith: Lectures and Essays; Legislative Library: Ontario Boundary Papers, 1882; Canadian Institute: Fasciculi, Nos. 4 and 5. Hamilton—Mr. Broughton’s Catalogue of Books. Montreal—Jos. LeRoux, M. D.; Atlas Wumismatique Du Canada; Principal J. W. Dawson, C. M. G., LL. D., F.R.S.: Cretacious and Tertiary Floras of British Columbia and N.W. Territories; Fossil Men and their Representatives; Erect Trees, containing animal remains in the coal formation of. Nova Scotia. British Columbia—Its Climate and Resources, 2 copies; Victoria Directory; Handbook Guide Appendix; “ Resources,” April and May. Winnipeg—Department of Agriculture, per Acton Burrows, Esq.: Prize List of Ninth Provincial Exhibition, 1883; Manitoba Crop Bulletin, No. 2; Hasty Notes of Trees and Shrubs of Northern Europe and Asia; Report Public Library, Museam and National Gallery of Victoria; No. 4 Manitoba Crop Bulletin; Report of Department of Agriculture, 1882; Captain T. Scott, M. P.: Tables of the Trade and Navigation, 1882; Postmaster-General’s Report, 1882; Railways and Canals, Report 1882; Marine and Fisheries, Report, 1882; Harbor Commissioners of Montreal; Report of the Minister of Agriculture for the Dominion of Canada; New Map, N.W.T.; Penitentiaries’ Report, 1882; Census of Canada, 1880-1; Reports of Progress, 1880-1-2, Map to accompany same; Punlishers “North-West Farmer,” “Canadian Pacific Railway Registers;” J. Noyes Panton, M.A.: On loan, as published, “Science,” and “ Boston Journal of Chemistry;” 25 May, 6 Fossils, 1 Sept., 50 Fossils, Oct. 30, Eastern Mineralogical Specimens; Eighth Annual Report, Ontario School of Agriculture and Experi. mental Farm, 1882; Senator Dr. Schultz: The Dominion Annual Register for 1880-1; Capt. Swinford: Camden’s Britannia, 1610; Lieut.-Gov. Aikins: 800 Government Pamphlets; Capt. Howard: Fenian Proclamation, 1871; Geo. A. Bayne: 1 Esquimaux Knive; Flint Striker; Hornshorn; People from Hudson’s Bay; Alderman Mulvey: Copy London Sun, June 28, 1838; Roger Goulet: Indian Pottery from Fort Rouge; Chas. W. Bell: Chicago Daily Tribune; Canadian-American; R. E. W. Goodridge, The New Testament in the Cree Language; J. M. McGregor: Bound copy of Free Press for 1881; A. McCharles: Seven Fossils; Nine Fossils; J. J. Hargrave: Ten volumes; Alexander Kippon, Harmon’s Journal, 1820; Chester Glass: Round the World and Over it; Mr. Brovoski: “Gazette” Extra, Winnipeg 24 Sept., 1872; James Penny, Sr., Poems; Chas. A. Felice, 2 Volumes French Universal Directory. Edmonton—Rev. A. B. Baird; Coal Specimens; Iron Specimens; Petrified Snakes (Baculite). Selkirk East—Corporation Copies. Brandon—Messrs. Taylor, Collinge & Co.; The Manitoba Teacher, Griswold—Rev. W. A. Burman: Dakota Reader, containing Sioux Alphabetical Lord’s Prayer. Morleyville—David McDougall: Fossils.

City and Provincial Newspapers.

Winnipeg Daily Sun.
Winnipeg Daily Times.
Winnipeg Daily Free Press.
Winnipeg Weekly Free Press.
Winnipeg Weekly Siftings.
St. Boniface Le Manitoba.
North-West Farmer.
Canadian Pacific Register.
Manitoba Gazette.
Post Office Guide.
Manitoba Mountaineer, Nelson.
Pilot Mound Signal.
Rat Portage Progress.
Manitoba Liberal, Portage la Prairie.
Tribune and Marquette Review, Portage la Prairie.
The Emerson International.
Southern Manitoba Times, Emerson.
The Brandon Sun.
The Brandon Mail.
The Brandon Blade.
The Minnedosa Tribune.
Edmonton Bulletin.
Selkirk Herald.
Saskatchewan Herald.
Calgary Herald.
Fort McLeod Gazette.
Regina Leader.
Moose Jaw News.
Neepawa Canadian.
Gladstone Age.
Morris Herald.
Rock Lake Herald.

Total, 32.

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