Doughty, Arthur G., A Daughter of New France: Being a story of the life and times of Magdelaine de Verchères, 1665-1692

With a frontispiece by Her Royal Highness Princess Patricia, and other illustrations in colour by Mr. Gerald S. Hayward, William Brymner, C.W. Jeffreys, and G.A. Reid

Printed in 1916 and 1918 by different publishers with various editions, and later, the 1916 Ottawa: Mortimer edition reprinted in 2008.

Included in the Wilson Collection are: two copies published by Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, 1916 (1); three copies published by Ottawa: Mortimer, 1916 (2); one copy of the Princess Edition published by Edinburgh: Ballantyne, Hanson, 1916 (3); and two copies published by London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. Ltd., 1918 (5). These copies were reviewed; select images are pictured above. For added descriptions and historical context, see notes below.

Also, in the Arthur G. Doughty fonds (MG30 D26, Volume 5) held by LAC are draft manuscripts A Daughter of New France. Included are typescript pages with handwritten annotations, as well as, handwritten draft pages. The drafts, dated 1915, were reviewed; select images are pictured above.

Also published in French under the title, Une Fille de la Nouvelle France: vie de Magdelaine de Verchères et histoire de son époque.

Ian E. Wilson