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New publication from the S.S. Daisy Committee

The S.S. Daisy Legal History Committee is pleased to announce the release of their latest work, A Ferryland Merchant-Magistrate, volume III. This cumulative name and place index is intended to make Carter’s record of this period in Newfoundland’s social, economic, and political development accessible to the general reader and the research community.

Robert Carter served as Magistrate in Ferryland at a pivotal point in Newfoundland’s history: the tumultuous period from the grant of representative government in 1832 to the emergence of responsible government in 1855. His journal offers an unrivalled picture, over a sustained period of 21 years, of life in this Newfoundland outport community throughout almost the entirety of this formative period. His journals and cases provide invaluable insight into the role of the magistracy as an institution in helping shape community life at the local level.

A Ferryland Merchant: volume III is available for $20.00