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by John Cardiff
The United Empire Loyalist Settlement at Long Point, Lake Erie by L. H. Tasker, M.A., of Collegiate Institute, Niagara Falls, published by William Briggs of Toronto in 1900, is now out-of-print. A copy is available for inspection at Norfolk Historical Society Archives.
Compiled months following publication of E. A. Owen's 1898 book Pioneer Sketches of the Long Point Settlement, Tasker's effort is generally perceived to be a minor effort next to Owen's masterpiece.
Tasker remains however one of the few surviving works documenting Norfolk's beginning. It provides a bite-size introduction to Norfolk history and summary sketches of Norfolk's first settlers. Tasker was reprinted in the Ontario Historical Society's Papers and Records.
Like Owen's book, Tasker's is incomplete and includes errors. Some of these shortcomings are noted in comment pages, accessible from the Tasker page where the shortcoming occurs, or in Transcriber's Comment footnotes at the end of the page. For a much more accurate and complete look at Norfolk's pioneers, see Robert Mutrie's 1993 book Long Point Settlers.
Tasker's original used Roman
numerals for chapter numbers. This transcription does not. Tasker's
original included small black and white scenery illustrations of Fisher's
Glen and Turkey Point omitted from this transcription.
From The United Empire Loyalist Settlement at Long Point, Lake Erie by L.
H. Tasker, 1900
Copyright 2000-2004 John Cardiff