Livres - Histoire de Digby
The stories of the communities of Digby County are told in a variety of locally written histories.
A Geography and History of the County of Digby, Nova Scotia - Isaiah W. Wilson
Copyrighted in 1893 and published by the author in 1900, Wilson's book recounts the area's early history. Includes 20 appendices. (For more information about the author and his book, click on Isaiah Wilson.)
Along the Shores of Saint Mary's Bay - J. Alphonse Deveau
A two-volume account of life in the area bordering Saint Mary's Bay. Contains chapters on natural features, place names, Acadian settlers, the Loyalists, economic development, religion, and education. Includes photographs, maps, footnotes, bibliography, and index.
Brier Island: Land's End in the Bay of Fundy - Phil Shea
An illustrated history by a Brier Island native, with chapters on shipwrecks, religion, whales, rum-running, and natural history.
Down Nova Scotia Way - Hazel M. Clayton
A description and history of the Smith's Cove area, with photographs, poetry, newspaper items, family histories, minutes of local organizations, obituaries, etc. (For use in library only.)
Ferry Tales: Stories of Village Life - Blair H. MacNeill
A collection of short essays based on growing up and vacationing in Freeport, Long Island. "The Old Fellers," "Overnight Guests," "The Tennis Courts," "Funerals," "Waiting for the Mail," and "The Barber Shop" are just some of the stories presented. Includes recipes for egg tarts, "switchel" and grandmother's salve, as well as numerous photographs.
Fogburn: Stories of Village Life - Blair H. MacNeill
More stories about living and working in Freeport, Long Island, by the author of Ferry Tales.
Heritage Remembered: The Story of Bear River - E. Foster Hall (ed.)
Early settlers, tall ships, country doctors, storekeepers, school days, and the Bear River Indian Reservation are just some of the items remembered in this historical overview of a small village. Includes poems, advertisement reprints and photographs.
Historic Digby: Images of Our Past - Mike Parker
"From the area's first historian, Isaiah Wilson, to its turn-of-the-century photographer, Paul Yates, Historic Digby draws on a wide range of carefully researched sources to provide [a] bright glimpse of Digby's past."
History of Freeport , Nova Scotia--1784-1934 - Walter R. Greenwood
A history of the village and surrounding area, with particular emphasis on religion and the role of the church. Includes the "Baptismal and Marriage Records for Brier and Long Island, 1786-1810" and a 1787 survey map of Long Island.
Sandy Cove - Mary Kate Bull
A history of the Digby Neck village of Sandy Cove and the sea and land that has sustained it. Contains photographs, line drawings, appendices (including "Names on Gravestones in Anglican, Baptist and United Church cemeteries in Sandy Cove [1809-1976]"), footnotes, and index.
Scrap Book: Digby Town and Municipality - R. B. Powell
A hodgepodge of stories and information about the Digby area, including biographies of past local members of both the House of Commons and the provincial legislature, mini histories of some of the surrounding towns, stories about Joshua Slocum, liquor and arson, Bluenose II (and H.M.S. Bounty replica) captain Ellsworth Coggins, early mail delivery on Digby Neck, the brig Mary Celeste, ferry services across Saint Mary's Bay, etc., and a historical overview of the county's weekly newspapers.
Water Under the Bridge: Bear River, Nova Scotia, 1920-1980 - Doug Dockrill
A compilation of newspaper stories, interviews, photographs, obituaries, diary entries, advertisement reprints, and marriage announcements that, together, provide a decade-by-decade look at 60 years of community life in Bear River. Includes informal biographies of long-time residents and listings of local war veterans.