Books, Publications, and More!

The WHHS Museum is proud to offer a number of genealogical and historical books for sale. We also occasionally have other types of items available.

All items may be purchased either from our Museum in Windsor or by mail. Please note that this list is always under revision; for current sales or availability, please contact us!

Please note this list is under revision. Contact us if you are interested in any of our titles, or if you have questions about the availability of any of the books you see here.

Categories

Cemeteries
Families
Books by John V. Duncanson
Other Books
Other Items
Clearance Items


Cemeteries

Graveyard Inscriptions
$5.00
Section 1: The Old Saint James Burial Ground, Brooklyn, Hants Co., and
Section2: Meander (Old Methodist) Cemetery, Newport
19 pages; published by West Hants Historical Society

Gravestone Inscriptions: Falmouth Area
$5.00
by John V. Duncanson
34 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

Old Parish Burying Ground
$5.00
Coil Bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society.
It is believed that there have been slightly more than 4,000 burials at Windsor's Old Parish Burying Ground, though only a fraction are still identifiable. The Majority of these burials range from 1771 to the late 1800's.

Riverview Haven Cemetery (Old Presbyterian), Brooklyn, Hants Co.
$5.00
20 pages; published by the West Hants Historical Society

St George's Anglican Church, Falmouth, NS:Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, Confirmations and Names of Churchmen
$15.00
Extracted from Original records by Margaret Tuttle and David Cameron
Coil Bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

St. Michael's Anglican ChurchBaptisms, Marriages, Confirmations
$8.00
Extracted from Original records by Margaret Tuttle and David Cameron
Coil Bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society


Communities

Ardoise Union Church, Hants Co., N.S. 1830-1980

$5.00
by Pearl Cochrane Brown and Maribelle Smith
19 pages; coil bound; published by West Hants Historical Society

A Brief History of Bramber
$3.00
by Alice Galley
9 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

A Brief History of Centre Burlington
$5.00
by Edith Mosher
24 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

A Brief History of Cheverie
$5.00
by Maurice Rathbun
26 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

A Brief History of Kempt
$5.00
by Edith Mosher
19 pages; coil bound; published by West Hants Historical Society

Ellershouse Highlights
$5.00
by Maribelle Smiley
24 pages; coil bound; published by West Hants Historical Society

Hants County History and Geography School Project 1941
Initiated by M.W. Campbell, School Inspector
$18.00
120 pages; 75 maps; 9 page index; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society
In 1941, Inspector Campbell asked students to prepare sketches of local history accompanied by maps. This is the result of their findings which detail such subjects as the Acadians, the Loyalists and local industries.

Historical Recordings: Ste. Croix Village, Hants Co., NS 1754-1965
$16.00 sale $10.00
Ste. Croix Churches 1772-1965
by Maribelle Smiley
108 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

The Houses of Summerville and Their Owners
$5.00
by Edith Mosher
24 pages; coil bound; published by West Hants Historical Society

Leminster, NS A County Line Community
$5.00
by Allan W. Leopold
coil bound

Ralph B. Whittier's Notes on the Early History of Central Hants County
Edited by John D. WIlson
$18.00
92 pages; 18 page index; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society
This is the collection of Ralph B. Whittier's weekly articles which first appeared in the Hants Journal between 1979 to 1980.

Sweets Corners, Hants Co., N.S.
$5.00
by Maribelle Smiley
12 pages; coil bound; published by West Hants Historical Society

The Village of Walton
$10.00
by Reginald C. E. Clark
19 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

The Way We Were
By Alice O'Brien Lawrence
$6.00
33 pages; 7 pages of photographs; 1 map; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society
A description of life in Windsor Forks, Nova Scotia in the 1920’s based on the author’s memories and family notebooks and scrapbooks.


Families (Genealogy)

The Cochran Saga
$16.00
by Iola Young and Maribelle Smiley
180 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

The Dill Saga
$10.00
by Maribelle Smiley
170 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

History of the Smiley Family of Hants Co., NS, 1828-1960
$12.00
by Maribelle S. Smiley
99 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

The Hunter Family History 1769-1960
$25.00
by Iola Young and Maribelle Smiley
231 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

John Haley from England to Nova Scotia
$15.00
By Maribelle Smiley, updated by Gloria (Haley) Blanchard in 2002.
64 pages; 18 page index; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society
Contains the genealogy of the descendants of John Haley and Sarah Jane Mason of South Rawdon, Nova Scotia and their family: Martha Haley, John Durning Haley, Elizabth and Mary Ann Haley.

The Mungo Dill Family of Hants Co., NS-No.1
$6.00
by Maribelle Smiley and Edna (Hunter) Huntley
58 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

The Mungo Dill Family of Hants Co., NS-No.2
$18.00
by Maribelle Smiley and Edna (Hunter) Huntley
170 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society

The Redden Family of Hants Co., 1795-1985
$20.00
by Maribelle Smiley and Iola Young
232 pages; coil bound; published by West Hants Historical Society

Spence Family History
NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
by Maribelle Smiley
50 pages; coil bound; published by West Hants Historical Society

The Sweet Saga 1530-1960
$15.00
by Iola Young and Maribelle Smiley
231 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society


John V. Duncanson

These popular books have now been reprinted by the West Hants Historical Society. Including historical notes, maps, photographs and extensive genealogy on local families, John Duncanson’s works are considered by many to be an authority on the areas they feature.

About the Author

John Victor Duncanson was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia and graduated from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. After service in the Canadian Military Forces during World War II he held positions in Labour Relations in Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec.

His contribution to the heritage of his native province has been recognized by a number of organizations: Canadian Historical Association, Federation of Nova Scotia Heritage, and The Genealogical Association of Nova Scotia. In 1993, he was named Planter Scholar by the Planter Studies Committee of Acadia University.

His interest in sailing ships dates back from his youth and he traces his lineage back to a number of Nova Scotian master mariners.

Falmouth: A New England Township in Nova Scotia
$30.00
published in 1965 and republished in 1983
coil bound

Newport, Nova Scotia: A Rhode Island Township
$30.00
published in 1985
coil bound

Rawdon and Douglas: Two Loyalist Townships in Nova Scotia
$35.00
published in 1989
coil bound


Other Authors

The Family Book of Fact and Fiction
$12.00 book sale price $10.00
by Edith Mosher
91 pages; coil bound; published by the West Hants Historical Society
A book with fictional characters with factual accounts of life in a small Nova Scotian seacoast town.

Toothsome Recipes & Historical Sketches
$10.00 book sale price $5.00
by Jane C Haliburton 122 pages

The Windsor Curling Club: Three periods of construction 1908-2008
$10.00
Compiled by Graham Zwicker
57 Pages

Books by Peter Landry

About the Author

Peter Landry is a graduate of Saint Mary's University (Comm.) and from Dalhousie University of Law. He has carried on a general practice of law in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He has lectured at schools and has run university courses for various professional groups. Mr. Landry is currently a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society and is a past member of the Canadian Bar Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. Like most lawyers, Mr. Landry has read and written a lot of material over the years in the subjects of law, history and philosophy. Since from almost the very beginning of the World Wide Web, Mr. Landry has had his own personal web page, which has grown into an extensive complex of pages dealing with those subject areas in which he has an interest. His website is http://www.blupete.com. Mr. Landry's site has proven to be very popular, especially to those with interest in the subjects of law, history and philosophy.

The English Romantics
$20.00
By Peter Landry (Halifax)
The subjects dealt with in this book are the lives and times of William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Leigh Hunt, John Keats, Robert Southey and Lord Byron.

Not normally would one think of poets as political agitators. However the best of them were, are, but usually just in their early careers. The English Romantic Poets who died young, such as Shelley and Byron will always be remembered as great poets who wrote line after line of how things ought to be; they were dreamers who dreamed of a better political state. The ones such as Wordsworth and Southey who lived on through their middle years, did not continue to hold the revolutionary views of their youth. This volume concerns itself not so much with their poetry as it does with the lives of the early 19th century literary giants: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Hunt, Keats, Southey and Byron.

Just flip through the index and see how broadly Mr. Landry deals with his subject; and how he has interrelated the lives and works of these famous poetic men. The historical background and the engraved portraitures are worth the price alone. Just read this book and then try not to bring up, at your next dinner party, the subject of the life, loves and poems of William Wordsworth, or of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, or of Percy Bysshe Shelley, or of Leigh Hunt, or of John Keats, or of Robert Southey, or of Lord Byron.

Biographical Sketches by Blupete: The Thinkers
$16
By Peter Landry (Halifax)

Essays of Blupete: Law & Politics
$16
By Peter Landry (Halifax)
The subjects dealt with in this book, are Liberty, Law, Rights, Democracy, Government. They are subjects with which all freedom loving citizens (especially those in the fields of politics and journalism) should concern themselves.

From this book: Essay No. 1 - “On Liberty” [excerpt]:
In a speech to the Virginia Convention, on June the 16th, 1788, James Madison said: “I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” Lurking dangers to our liberty exist, not only to “insidious encroachment,” but, as Louis D. Brandeis, pointed out, after echoing Madison’s view, the greatest danger exists in “men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” More dangerous, still, is for the rest of us to fall asleep...

The Lion and the Lily
$38
By Peter Landry (Halifax)

Are you interested in History and in Genealogy? Do you trace your roots back to Acadia? Do you trace your roots back to colonial New England? Are you interested in the early history of Nova Scotia? Or, of New England?

Do you live in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia; or in one of the eastern Canadian provinces?

Do you have, or have your ancestors had a last name, as: Adams, Amherst, Argall, Arsenault, Aucoin, Babineau, Bailey, Baker, Barker, Barlow, Bastide, Bechler, Benoist, Boscawen, Boucher, Boudreau, Bourg, Bourgeois, Bradstreet, Breaux, Brooks, Broussard, Bulkeley, Caulfeild, Church, Cobb, Colville, Cosby, d'Entremont, Daccarrette, Davidson, DeLancey, Denys, DesBarres, Doucet, DuPont, Durrell, Edgcumbe, Elliot,Farnsworth, Francklin, Goldthwaite, Gorham, Gould, Handfield, Hebert, Hertel, Hobbs, How, Landry, Lapierre, LaTour, LeBlanc, Lewis, Marin, Martin, Mascarene, Melanson, Moody, Morris, Murray, Noble, Osgood, Payzant, Pepperrell, Pomeroy, Preble, Ramezay, Richards, Rogers, Rouse, Scott, Shirley, Southack, Sutherland, Theriault, Thomas, Titcomb, Turner, Vaughan, Vetch, Waldo, Warren, Whitmore, Willard, Williams, Wilson, Winniett, Winnett, Winslow, Wroth?

If you have any interest in the above listed subjects. Then… YOU SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK.


Clearance

Gates of Heaven (History of Christ Church, Windsor, NS)
$20.00 $5.00  $2
By Reverend David Curry
92 Pages

Nova Scotia Vessels: Shipwrecked or Disables in US Coastal Waters, 1875-1914
$24.00 $10.00  $5
by John V. Duncanson
231 pages; published by West Hants Historical Society

Windsor, Nova Scotia: A Journey in History
$39.50 $20.00  $10
by L.S. Loomer
400 pages; 56 pages of illustrations; published by West Hants Historical Society

Planter Nova Scotia, 1760-1815 
$7.00 $4.00 each or 4 for $13.00.  $3.00 each or 4 for $10
by Julian Gwyn
This is a series of FOUR books, each focusing on the planters of a different township. The four townships are: Cornwallis, Newport, Horton and Falmouth.
Each book is approximately 83 pages in length.

Other Items

Historical Puzzles

postcard-puzzles-WHHS

These cute puzzles are designed with a choice between either a photo of Fort Edward or the train. They come in three different sizes, and make a lovely gift.

Postcard puzzle
$5

48-piece puzzle
$10

308-piece puzzle
$15