BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

Journal of a tour on the north west coast of America in the year 1829. Containing a description of a part of Oregon, California and the north west coast and the numbers, manners and customs of the native tribes Green, Jonathan S. (Jonathan Smith), 1796-1878


"(On verso of half-title: Heartman's historical series, no.10). Edited by Edward Eberstadt, ref. Yale. Reprinted from the Missionary Herald, Boston, November, 1830, together with some extracts from earlier issues, 1821-1830. Rev. J.S. Green was the first Protestant missionary to visit the northwest coast when he made an exploratory visit in 1829 for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. He preached the first Protestant sermon in British Columbia on April 26, 1829, on the Volunteer in the Queen Charlotte Islands. His journal is more valuable for anthropological than historical information." -- Strathern, G. M. , & Edwards, M. H. (1970). Navigations, traffiques & discoveries, 1774-1848: A guide to publications relating to the area now British Columbia. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, pp. 117-118.

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