Nothing But Names: An Inquiry into the Origin of the Names of the Counties and Townships of Ontario

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Nothing But Names: An Inquiry into the Origin of the Names of the Counties and Townships of Ontario

GARDINER, Herbert Fairbairn

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The stories behind Ontario's county and township names. Learn how Gwillimbury Township was named after Miss Gwillim, wife of John Graves Simcoe, how Toronto means "trees in the water" and Dawn might refer to a new beginning for fugitive slaves. Since many of the original township names no longer exist, Gardiner's work truly portrays a vanished Ontario.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: George N. Morang and Company
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Date Published: 1899
  • Place Published: Toronto
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    viii, 561 p. 23 cm. Burgundy cloth with gold print. Bumped corners, shelf wear to edges, small tears in spine ends. Front free endpaper has label residue, ink signature and ink stamp. Offsetting to endpapers. Tucked inside is a Globe and Mail article from 1956 "Interest Grows in Place Name Origins" by Evelyn S. Tufts.

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