An Account of the Life of William Davidson Otherwise John Godsman of Banffshire and Aberdeenshire in Scotland and Miramichi in British North America

By: Davidson, W.H.

Price: $50.00 USD

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Book Condition: Very Good


Original brown trade paperback. Historical Studies No. 6. John Godsman came from a respected family in Banffshire, where he learned the fishing business by leasing waters from the Duke of Gordon. At the age of 24 he relocated to Nova Scotia to start his own fishery. He and his business partner were granted "any two Stations or Rivers not already granted." Since the Acadians had been driven out the Miramichi area was sparsely populated. Davidson received a grant of 100,000 acres - 2/3 to himself and 1/3 to Cort, his partner. Thus began the Davidson "empire" on the Miramichi. This book has 60 pp. and sturdy double covers.

Title: An Account of the Life of William Davidson Otherwise John Godsman of Banffshire and Aberdeenshire in Scotland and Miramichi in British North America

Author Name: Davidson, W.H.

Illustrator: Photos and Map

Categories: Biography, History, Local,

Publisher: Saint John, N.B., New Brunswick Museum: 1947

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 008610

Keywords: NOISBN Biography. Social History