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A Love Story of Nineteenth Century Quebec

A Love Story of Nineteenth Century Quebec: The Diary of George Stephen Jones

edited and introduced by W. Peter Ward
Copyright Date: 1989
Pages: 120
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    A Love Story of Nineteenth Century Quebec
    Book Description:

    George Stephen Jones's diary chronicles his romance with Honorine Tanswell.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-0270-0
    Subjects: History

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[iv])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [v]-[vi])
  3. Acknowledgements
    (pp. 1-1)
    Peter Ward
  4. Editor’s Note
    (pp. 2-2)
    Peter Ward
  5. Introduction
    (pp. 3-28)

    George Jones was eighteen when he began to keep this journal. He lived in Quebec City with his parents and two sisters, and worked as a clerk for Abraham Joseph, a prominent Jewish wholesale provisioner¹. His father, Allan Jones, had immigrated from England in 1815 and soon after had married a young Canadienne, Françoise Perreau. In time the couple had four children: Edwin (the eldest), George, Angelina and Agnes. When George wrote this diary Allan and Edwin were in business together; until late the previous June they had run a grocery and liquor shop in the faubourg St. Jean, just...

  6. The Diary Of George Stephen Jones
    (pp. 29-111)

    Quebec 22 October 1845.

    [Today I made an] acquaintance with that most amiable young Lady Miss Tanswell. I must say that I never met with so amiable & lovely a young Lady. She belongs to the Catholic religion and I am a Protestant, my Mother is a Catholic too, and—but I am foolish, and always thinking of Miss Tanswell. My sisters say her Christian name is “Honorine”.

    1/2 past 11 time for bed.

    Thursday 23rd Oct. ’45.

    Rose at 7. Reached the office at 8. This afternoon my sisters went to Mr. Tanswell’s, and when I came home to tea¹...