Nahanni Journals

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When you cross an Oxford graduate with a young man seeking gold and adventure in the remote wilderness, the result is Nahanni Journals. In this fascinating account of Raymond Patterson, a Londoner who finds his destiny in the Nahanni and Flat Rivers region of the Northwest Territories, Richard C. Davis reveals to us an extraordinary life. Patterson’s adventures are as swift and unpredictable as the river he canoes. Outdoor enthusiasts, historians, lovers of travel, and anyone interested in captivating stories ...
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Overview

When you cross an Oxford graduate with a young man seeking gold and adventure in the remote wilderness, the result is Nahanni Journals. In this fascinating account of Raymond Patterson, a Londoner who finds his destiny in the Nahanni and Flat Rivers region of the Northwest Territories, Richard C. Davis reveals to us an extraordinary life. Patterson’s adventures are as swift and unpredictable as the river he canoes. Outdoor enthusiasts, historians, lovers of travel, and anyone interested in captivating stories will enjoy accompanying Patterson for the ride.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780888644770
  • Publisher: University of Alberta Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2007
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard C. Davis lives in Calgary, Alberta, where he is Professor of English at the University of Calgary. When not reading accounts of early exploration and travel, he can often be found hiking on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies or cycling abroad. He is especially interested in the relationships between journals and the published books that sometimes grow out of them, an interest in manuscripts that has taken him to archives in the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and across North America. Davis has previously published two volumes of journals by nineteenth-century Arctic explorer John Franklin, and a similar volume by Charles Sturt, a contemporary of Franklin who explored the centre of Australia. Along with numerous articles about how British explorers represented unfamiliar landscapes and experiences for an audience at home, he has edited Rupert’s Land: A Cultural Tapestry, a book that explores Canada’s cultural origins, and Lobsticks and Stone Cairns: Human Landmarks in the Arctic, which grew out of his editorial work at The Arctic Institute of North America. Davis specialized in Canadian Literature for his PhD at the University of New Brunswick (1979), after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University. He is an elected Fellow in the Royal Geographical Society.

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Table of Contents

Foreword     xi
Preface     xiii
Acknowledgements     xvii
Prologue     xxiii
Introduction     xxxi
R.M.P.     xxxi
The Journals     xlii
The Evolution of The Dangerous River     1
Two Roads Diverged     lvi
The Ethos of the Journals: Ratty, Mole, and Childhood     lxvi
R.M.P., the Nahanni, and the Environment     lxx
Epilogue     lxxxiii
Update on Current Developments     lxxxiv
Editorial Practices     lxxxv
R.M. Patterson's Nahanni Journals, June 7, 1927-October 22, 1927     1
R.M. Patterson's Nahanni Journals, March 17, 1928-January 29, 1929     75
Annotations     171
Appendix     199
Bibliography     207
Index     211
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