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Place Names of the Northern Peninsula

Edited by Robert Hollett & William J. Kirwin
Categories: Cultural Studies, Geography, History, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 64
Paperback : 9780919666740, 258 pages, January 2000


Using 1954-1959 National Toponymic Series maps as a base point, the study records the development of each name in map sources across a period beginning in the early sixteenth century up to the middle of the twentieth century. Included is a map keyed to the study area, a glossary of foreign terms, a history of the mapping of Newfoundland names, an analytical survey of the place names of the Northern Peninsula, a gazetteer which present historical, interpretive, and linguistic notes, a list of the maps consulted, and a bibliography of the writings of E. R. Seary.


"A welcome addition to the bookshelves of students and specialists alike of Newfoundland studies. It makes the work more widely accessible than has ever been the case. "

- Olaf U. Janzen, Newfoundland and Labrador Studies