MANITOBA: The North-Western Province of Canada. Anonymous

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 232

MANITOBA: The North-Western Province of Canada. Anonymous

Text in Yiddish. Illustrated. 25 pp. Original printed wrappers, upper cover with steel-engraving and titled in red, 4to

Amsterdam: Ellerman, Harms & Co. circa 1884

Est: $1,500 - $2,000
An economic, social and political guide to encourage migrants to settle this mid-continental province of Canada. In 1881 the Manitoba census showed just 33 families in the provinvce. That very year, the assassination of Czar Alexander II and the subsequent persecutions against the Jews in Russia, created an influx of Jewish migrants to Manitoba and throughout Canada. See A.A. Chiel, Russian Jewish-Immigration, in: Jews in Manitoba, a Social History (1961) pp.25-42. This prospectus unknown to Chiel