Condition: Covers show some light shelf wear and scuffing. Clean copy otherwise.
Dust Jacket: None as published.
Contents: John Frederic Herbin was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia on 8 February 1860. He graduated in 1890 with a Bachelor of Arts. After graduation, Herbin remained in Wolfville and established his own jewelry business, J. F. Herbin, Jeweler and Optician.
Herbin was very interested in the culture and history of the Acadian people (his mother was an Acadian). He purchased the dykeland from which the local Acadians had been deported. Eventually the Dominion Atlantic Railway and a group of descendents of the Acadians helped Herbin develop the site into "Evangeline Park". In time the park was designated as the Grand Pré National Historic Site.
Herbin wrote and published throughout his life and was the author of many books and articles, both fiction and historical, including this one which gives the history of the Acadians on the shores of the Basin of Minas. This is a facsimile reproduction copy of the edition first published in the late 19th century.