Henry Kelsey's Journal

A page from explorer Henry Kelsey's journal. Kelsey wrote the introduction as a rhyme, making his travel log both unique and difficult to understand. 

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(courtesy Library and Archives Canada, and reproduced with the permission of the Deputy Keeper of the Records, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, D162/7) 


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