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Published by H. Cuff Publications in St. John"s, Nfld., Canada .
Written in English



  • Canada


  • Shea, Ambrose, Sir, 1815-1905.,
  • Statesmen -- Canada -- Biography.,
  • Canada -- Politics and government -- 1841-1867.,
  • Canada -- Politics and government -- 1867-1914.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 160-162.

Statementby Frank Galgay.
LC ClassificationsF1032.S54 G35 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 162 p. :
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2328810M
ISBN 100919095879, 0919095941
LC Control Number86215159

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