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The Voyages of Jacques Cartier, 1993, softcover, published by University of Toronto Press, 177 pages.
The Voyages of Jacques Cartier and A Collection of Documents relating to Jacques cartier and Sieur de Roberval were first published as par to the Publications of the Public Archives of Canada in 1924 and in 1930, respectively.
From a summary on the first page in the book -----
Jacques Cartier's voyages of 1534, 1535, and 1541 constitute the first record of European impressions of the St Lawrence region of northeastern North America and its peoples. The Voyages are rich in details about almost every aspect of the region's environment and the people who inhabited it.
As Ramsay Cook points out in his introduction, Cartier was more than an explorer; he was also Canada's first ethnographer. His accounts provide a wealth of information about the native people of the region and their relations with each other. Indirectly, he also reveals much about himself and about sixteenth-century European attitudes and beliefs. These memoirs recount not only the French experience with the Iroquois, but also the Iroquois' discovery of the French.
In addition to Cartier's Voyages, a slightly amended version of H.P. Biggar's 1924 text, the volume includes a series of letters relating to Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval, who was in command of Cartier on the last voyage. Many of these letters appear here for the first time in English.
Ramsay Cook's introduction, 'Donnacona Discovers Europe/ rereads the documents in the light of recent scholarship as well as from contemporary perspectives in order to understand better the viewpoints of Cartier and the native people with whom he came into contact.
The contents include -----
Donnacona Discovers Europe: Rereading Jacques Cartier's Voyages
Cartier's First Voyage, 1534
Cartier's Second Voyage, 1535-1536
Cartier's Third Voyage, 1541 Roberval's Voyage, 1542-1543
Documents relating to Jacques Cartier and the Sieur de Roberval
1 Grant of Money to Cartier for His First Voyage
2 Commission from Admiral Chabot to Cartier
3 Choice of Vessels for the Second Voyage
4 Payment of Three Thousand Livres to Cartier for His Second Voyage
5 Roll of the Crews for Cartier's Second Voyage
6 Order from King Francis the First for the Payment to Cartier of Fifty Crowns
7 List of Men and Effects for Canada
8 Letter from Lagarto to John the Third, King of Portugal
9 The Baptism of the Savages from Canada
10 Cartier's Commission for His Third Voyage
11 Letters Patent from the Duke of Brittany Empowering Cartier to Take Prisoners from the Gaols
12 The Emperor to the Cardinal of Toledo
13 An Order from King Francis to Inquire into the Hindrances Placed before Cartier
14 Roberval's Commission
15 Secret Report on Cartier's Expedition
16 Cartier's Will
17 Examination of Newfoundland Sailors regarding Cartier
18 Cartier Takes Part in a 'Noise' 19 Statement of Cartier's Account
20 Death of Cartier
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