William E. Logan’s 1845 Survey Of The Upper Ottawa Valley
Edited By Charles H. Smith and Ian Dyck
Canadian Museum of Civilization
This admirable addition to the Mercury Series History Papers gives much supplementary information, including annotations to the field journal, appendices with Logan’s biography, a potted history of the Ottawa Valley, and notes about Logan’s mineral finds. There is a note at the beginning of the book explaining that “in the interest of making information available, normal production procedures have been abbreviated. As a result, grammatical and typographical errors may occur.” This caveat is unnecessary, as there don’t seem to be any obvious mistakes in this little treasure of a volume.
It is a “must’ for geologists, lovers of Canadian history, and genealogists with roots in the Ottawa Valley. mRb