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The wild north land : being the story of a winter journey, with dogs, across northern North America. With illustrations and route map Butler, William Francis, Sir, 1838-1910


"In the spring of 1873 Butler left Fort Carleton and journeyed north to Lake Athabasca. He ascended the Peace River, followed the Finlay to Omineca, and ascended a western tributary to Germansen. Travelling overland, he then turned south to Fort St. James and Quesnel. From Quesnel he relied on established transportation to take him to New Westminster. About Butler, one bibliographer made the comment: One wishes he had written more about people and less about dogs." There have been at least eleven editions of this work, four appearing in 1874." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 48.

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