His Excellency The Governor, James Douglas 1803 – 1877

James Douglas Fur trader, colonial governor, nicknamed 'Old Square Toes'. Knighted in 1863. The only real person in my historical fiction novel 'New Beginnings on Vancouver Island'. Work in progress.

Some Whitehaven Citizens in 1847

I’ve chosen these more or less at random from the Miscellany section of “History, Gazetteer and Directory of Cumberland – 1847".*  The miscellany is sub-titled “Comprising the addresses of Clergy, Gentry, Partners in firms, and others not arranged under the Classifications of Professions and Trades.” I assume this means they were regarded as the "great… Continue reading Some Whitehaven Citizens in 1847