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THE SIE GE OF QUEBEC
A Most important event in the world of Letters during the past three decades has been the evolution of the Deductive or Documentary method of History study. In America, notable work in this department has been done by Prof. John Fisk, Bancroft Justin Winsor and Francis Parkman and it is to these famous men more than to any others that the Renaissance of Historical Study on this Continent is due. Coincident with this “revival of learning” the study of Bibliography has been popularized, and intelligent collectors of Americana are now more numerous than ever. Still it must be admitted that although Canadians have to a large extent been at one with the students in the United States in this Historico-Bibliographical regeneration, there has been a tendency to consider the History of this country as a mere offshoot of American History rather than a separate Entity. Hence, the Bibliography of Canadian History and Literature is meagre and aside from the utilitarian catalogues of the Library of Parliament and the Legislative Library of the Province of Quebec, we have only the excellent Essai de la Bibliographie of Mr. Philéas
I52 Bibliography of the Siege of Quebec
Gagnon, and Faribault's valuable, though limited list. There does not appear to have been any serious attempt made to gather bibliographical data concerning the history of Canada, except in the two works mentioned, and we believe that no bibliographical work has been published hitherto confined to a particular period of Canadian history. The authors of this modest effort are therefore pioneers in this branch of study, and on that account they claim indulgence for errors or omissions. Indeed this work consists largely of an arrangement of the books and documents in their possession or which have come under their immediate notice. Mr Lee Phillips, of the Library of Congress at Washington, who has been engaged for some time past in the preparation of an extensive bibliographical work on Plans relating to the history of America, has very kindly placed at our disposal a valuable list of plans concerning Quebec, which is published, with additions, in the second part of this work. To M. de Kerallain, the Viscount Galway, Prince Galitzne, Mr. Fitzroy Fenwick, Mr. Francis, Mr. Fortescue, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. McLennan, Mr. John Horn, Mr. Parkman, Colonel Townshend, Mr. Lane, The Librarian of Congress, and to Captain Wylley, the authors desire to tender their grateful acknowledgment for the assistance they have received from them.
Quebec, Aug. 1901.
1. Advertiser Public, London. October 18" 1759. Many items of interest concerning Quebec.
“The brave General Wolfe was in contract of marriage to a lady of great fortune, to be consummated on his return to England.”
2. Alcock (Revd. Thomas) of St. Budeaux, near Plymouth. Relation du Bombardement et Siège de Québec; par un Jésuite du Canada; with an English translation ; London, Yates, 1770.
3. Anderson DR.—Paper read before the Literary & Historical Soceity in 1870.
4. Annual Register (The) or the History of the present. war, from the commencement of hostilities in 1755; and continued though the campaigns of 1756-1761,