The Hub and the Spokes
written in 1904 by Anson A. Gard
now available on CD
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada History
April 7, 2004:
While we have been setting up our company (Archive CD Books Canada Inc.)
we have also been collecting historically significant books on Canada
and one of them was a wonderful book called "The Hub and the Spokes,"
written by Anson A. Gard. This book was published in 1904 and was written
primarily as a sort of tourists guide to Ottawa. It is more than that, however,
because the author is also a consummate name dropper and so it is also
a great source of personal history for hundreds of ordinary people
living and working in the capital at the turn of the century. And just
to put the icing on the cake, Anson decided to include over 1500 high
quality (for 100 years ago) photographs and engravings of people and
place connected with Ottawa. In short it's 'gift' for anyone working
on Ottawa history or on the people who were living here then.
What I had done is move it up our production schedule so that we have
just now released our facsimile copies of this book on CD. If you want
to you can visit our web site at http://www.archivecdbooks.ca to have
a look at a picture of the book and read a little more description (catalogue ref. CA0025).
E-mail Malcolm Moody and Al Lewis
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