Peel 446

Milton, William Wentworth Fitzwilliam viscount (1839-1877) [info]; Cheadle, Walter Butler (1835-1910) [info]. The North-West Passage by land: Being the narrative of an expedition from the Atlantic to the Pacific, undertaken with the view of exploring a route across the continent to British Columbia through British territory, by one of the northern passes in the Rocky Mountains. London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1865].
Physical description: xviii, 397 p., plates, fold. maps, map in pocket.; 23 cm.
Language: English
Preface dated 1865. Though published as a joint work, it appears to have been written by Cheadle and based upon his journal. Their description of the opportunities offered by the prairies and British Columbia helped prepare public opinion for a federation including the West. Also published, 2nd edition, London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1865] (xviii, 400p.); 3rd edition, London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1865] (xxiv, 400p.); 4th edition, London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1865?] (xxiv, 400p.); 5th edition, London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1865] (xxiv, 400p.); 6th edition, London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin [1866?] (xviii, [1], 400, 16p.); 7th edition, London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1867?] (xxiv, 394p.); 8th edition, London: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, [1874?] (xxiv, 396p.); 9th edition, London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, [1875] (xvii, 396p.); 9th edition, with postscript, London: Cassell, 1901 (xviii, 396p.); Toronto: Canadiana House, 1969 (xiv, 396p.); Toronto: Coles Pub. Co., 1970 (xiv, 400p.); Toronto: Prospero Books, 2001 (xiv, 400p.). For French version see Peel 447. Excerpts appeared in Quiver in 1864 and Revue tour du monde in 1866. Book was reviewed at length in Mission Life on October 1, 1866, by the editor of Mission Life , under the title "A year's journey through the diocese of Rupert's Land: Being a review by the editor of the North-West Passage over-land ." Milton's great-great-grandson, Michael Shaw Bond, was inspired to re-create the journey from Winnipeg and write an account: Way out West: On the trail of an errant ancestor , Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2001. See also Peel 437, 438, and 445.
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