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Place-names of Canada

Place-names of Canada

read before the Ottawa Scientific Society, Dec. 3rd, 1897


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Published by s.n.] in [Ottawa? .
Written in English

  • Names, Geographical -- Canada.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George Johnson.
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series -- no. 07622
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 microfiche (25 fr.).
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21676929M
    ISBN 100665076223

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