Framhald á Landnámssögu Nýja Íslands / Eftir Thorleif Jackson [Settlement History of New Iceland, Continued]

Jóakimsson (Jackson), Þorleifur 1847-1923

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NOTE: this author was among the very first group of settlers in New Iceland (in Manitoba, Canada) and in this one volume (one of three works), he provides eyewitness accounts of people and events characterizing this first wave of Icelandic immigrants to New Iceland in Canada. PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : Columbia Press, 1923. DESCRIPTION : 122 pages: many illustrations from photos/myndir ; 23 cm. CONDITION : Very Good+ in red card covers. SUBJECTS/CONTENT: Icelanders--History/Biography; Manitoba Icelanders; Canada/Kanada ; New Iceland/Nýja Ísland ; Westen Icelandiers/Vestur Íslendingar ; Útflytjendur ; Landnám ; Landnemar . CANADIAN CONTENT THROUGHOUT : first hand history of first Icelandic setters to Canada and the U. S. and individual biographies of many of them. AUTHOR BIO: Thorleifur Jóakimsson (Jackson), (1847-1921] immigrated from Iceland, settled in the Manitoba, Canada Inter-Lake Icelandic settlement; then moved to the Tongue River district of the Dakotas, in 1891.RELEVANCE/AVAILABILITY : At the time of cataloguuing, this FIRST EDITION of this third volume of three works by this author on this subject was not listed on AMICUS, except in Microfilm copies ; and was not listed in Peel (3rd Ed.). Very early and comprehensive account of family histories (genealogy) of Icelandic settlers in Canada (mostly Manitoba) and the United States - with special emphasis on Manitoba setllements of Hecla Island, Vidernes (district south of Gimli and Gimli). This volume includes article by J. Briem who was a leader of the first wave of immigrants. Also includes stories of travels to Canada of some of the first settlers, and much of the book devoted to an account of the settlers in the Riverton district of Manitoba. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 50. We have used the Iclelandic version of the author's surname in this catalogue entry, as does Hjartar, as well as the website Gegnir. Bookseller Inventory # 32589

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