BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

British Columbia. Report of the Hon. H. L. Langevin, C.B., minister of public works Langevin, Hector, Sir, 1826-1906


"Dictionary of Chinook jargon: p. 161-182. Of Sir Hector Langevin's visit to British Columbia, Sir Sandford Fleming wrote: 'It is chiefly remarkable as the first journey undertaken by a Canadian minister to the newly acquired western province of the Dominion. In the summer of 1871 the Minister of Public Works, visited the Pacific coast on behalf of the Government, with the view of acquiring some information concerning the new province, especially in relation to the Pacific Railway and its western terminus. His duty was to enquire into the requirements of the western province, and personally to ascertain what public works were imperative ...' - Presidential address, p. 127. The fifty-one appendices (p. 56-246) are chiefly composed of correspondence, official memoranda, tables, and extracts from publications." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 46.

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