Monias Observations

Featured image: Paul Kane, field sketch, view of Logan’s Mill, from over the bridge on the main rode towards the north gate of Upper Fort Garry (14 June 1846)—one of hundreds of images painted while touring westward from Toronto, 1845 to 1848.

‘A Gentleman,’ “Lord Selkirk’s Colony,” St. John’s NF [NL] Public Ledger and Newfoundland General Advertiser (4 December 1827), 1, from the Edinburgh Observer. A similar, abridged, version of the article was printed earlier in the Glasgow Herald (22 October 1827), 5.


‘Correspondent fot the New York Times,’ quoted in “From the Selkirk Settlement,” Washington DC Weekly National Intelligencer (28 August 1852), 2, from the New York Times.

ny times corres

“The Upper Mississippi,” Perrysburg OH Journal (31 December 1857), 1, from the Cleveland OH Herald.

the upper mississippi

‘Correspondent for the Toronto Globe,’ “Red River Settlement,” Sarnia ON Sarnia and Lambton Observer (21 January 1858), 2.

red r settment

M.M., letter, “Northwest Exploring Expedition,” Baltimore MD Daily Exchange (15 September 1859), 1.


Illustration, J.H. Harriott’s house, outbuildings, and stack yard, in Manton Marble “Red River and Beyond,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 22, 129 (February 1861), 311.

Harriot's house

W.G.A., letter dated Pembina Dakota Territory 16 January 1864, “Communicated,” Red Wing MN Goodhue Volunteer (17 February 1864), 2.

The Goodhue volunteer., February 17, 1864,

W.B. Cheadle, quoted in “The North-West Territory,” Victoria, Vancouver Island, Vancouver Daily Post (24 January 1866), 3.


‘Correspondent for the Montreal Gazette,’ “The Red River Settlement,” St. John’s NF [NL] Newfoundlander (5 February 1867), 2, reprint.


[Lewis W. Archibald?] ‘Correspondent for the Montreal Herald’, “The Red River Difficulty,” Halifax NS British Colonist (7 December 1869), 2, reprint.

red river difficulties

“Lecture on Manitoba,” Sarnia ON Sarnia and Lambton Observer (1 July 1870), 2.

rev. fletcher