Genuine Letters and Memoirs Relating to the Natural, Civil, and Commercial History of the Islands of Cape Breton and Saint John
"From the first settlement there to the taking of Louisburg by the English, in 1758, ... By an impartial Frenchman, [and] Translated from the Author's original manuscript" (London, 1760); pp. 58-61 are presented here, as one of the earliest descriptions in English of the Cape Breton coalfields. The "impartial Frenchman" was Thomas Pichon, secretary to Jean-Louis de Raymond, Governor of Cape Breton when the island was a French colony; Pichon joined the British in 1754, changed his name to Thomas Tyrell and worked as a spy. Title page.
Reference no.: Nova Scotia Archives Library: F108 P59