THERE are already two
historical works on Nova Scotia one by Thomas C. Haliburton, and the
other by Beamish Murdoch, both natives of the Province; the former an
author of unquestionable genius, and the latter one who bequeaths to his
country a work containing, in three volumes, a body of facts, in
chronological order, which will continue to be consulted in coming
generations as a valuable literary deposit. The interesting narrative of
Haliburton closes with the year 1763 embracing only two hundred and
forty-two pages the latter part of his first volume consisting of a
chronological table of events, extending from 1763 to 1828, and his
second volume being devoted to a Statistical account of the Province.
Mr. Murdoch's history, so far as published, comes down to the year 1828.
The above was written
by Duncan Campbell in his book and serves to show the major histories of
Nova Scotia and so below I have provided links to download these books.
They are in publication date order.
1. An Historical and
Statistical Account of Nova Scotia in
2 volumes by Thomas C. Haliburton
Volume 1 |
2. A History of Nova
Scotia or Acadia in
3 volumes by Beamish Murdoch
Volume 1 |
Volume 2 |
3. Nova Scotia in its
Historical, Mercantile and Industrial Relations by Duncan Campbell