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Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22, Volume 1   By: (1786-1847)

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There are several inconsistencies in spelling and punctuation in the original. Some corrections have been made for obvious typographical errors; they have been noted individually in the text. All changes made by the transcriber are enumerated in braces, for example {1}; details of corrections and comments are listed at the end of the text. Note that many of the errors were introduced in the third edition, as cross referencing the second edition has shown.

In the original, the "Mc" in Scottish names is given as "M" followed by what looks like a left single quotation mark (Unicode 2018). This has been changed to "Mc" throughout the text; note that the original also contains a few apparently inconsistent uses of "Mac", which have been retained.

Specific spellings that differ from their modern versions and have been retained in this text are "Saskatchawan" (modern "Saskatchewan"), "Winipeg" (modern "Winnipeg"), "Esquimaux" (modern "Eskimo") and "musquito" (with one instance of "moscheto", modern "mosquito").

Text in italics in the original is shown between underlines . For this text version, the oe ligature (Unicode 0153) has been rendered as "oe". Footnote 14 in chapter IV contains two transliterations, where [=a] represents Latin small letter a with macron (Unicode 0101) and [=o] stands for Latin small letter o with macron (Unicode 014D)... Continue reading book >>


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