A few weeks ago I received a lovely message to say that my name had been selected by Fieldstone Common and I had won a copy of New England Captives carried to Canada between 1677 – 1760 by Emma Louise Coleman and published by the New England Historic Genealogical Society.
Because of the time difference I, more often than not listen to the Fieldstone Common radio shows from the recording, and sometimes I not often a week or two late in listening.
This is the link to this episode, broadcast on 11th April which tells you a little about the book –
I am actually no stranger to the book. Back when I undertook my history degree this book, well the original two volumes that were published in 1925 were in fact on the reading list from the lecturer. Ironically no copy of these volumes existed in the university library, nor in any library within easy access of the south west of England.
This particular book is the republished complete volumes of those 1925 books. So how lucky am I?
The book arrived today, just before lunchtime to a pretty miserable south west England, so I whilst I my lunch I started to dip into this very interesting book. Clearly I was so distracted as I had nearly finished my ham roll, before I realised that I had forgotten to put the ham in!
At immediate first glance, it does look a really interesting book, which contains as much biographical data as was available about these individuals. In addition there is information on the social and economic aspects of the geography and the impact of the relationships between the natives and the new immigrants to the region.