The Dixon-Meares Controversy


The Dixon-Meares Controversy

HOWAY, F. W. (ed.)

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Title continues: "Containing, Remarks on the Voyages of John Meares by George Dixon, An Answer to Mr. George Dixon, by John Meares, and Further Remarks on the Voyages of John Meares, by George Dixon." Dixon and Meares were sea captains working for competing British fur trading companies. They managed to get in each other's way while on an expedition to the northwest coast of North America in 1786-87. Meares' published criticisms of George Dixon led the latter to publish a pamphlet about Meares' self-aggrandizement and false claims about discoveries really made by others. Messy late 18th-century politics.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: The Ryerson Press
  • Edition: Edition of 500 copies of which this is no. 443
  • Date Published: 1929
  • Place Published: Toronto
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: Yes
  • Jacket Condition: good
  • Details:
    The Canadian Historical Studies series. xii, [4], 156 p. 25 cm. 8 maps and charts. Blue cloth hardcover with gold impressing. In mylar-covered grey dustjacket. Jacket has some soiling, in particular a dampstained lower rear. Chipped top of front cover near spine.

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