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This formerly unknown number of letters shall we us adventure colonial British Columbia in the course of the eyes of a tender British naval officer who spent 3 years on Vancouver Island commanding a Royal army gunboat through the Cariboo gold rush. A willing observer of lifestyles within the new global, Edmund desire Verney corresponded regularly along with his father, a renowned British MP. In his letters, that are packed with vigorous narration and outline, candid statement, and engaging own element, he talks approximately having 'the chance to watch a colony in [its first] level of lifestyles' and to 'watch the improvement of a community.'

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