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Silk Robes and Sou'westers
This website on the history of the law and courts in Newfoundland includes a wide range of material, from reproductions of primary documents, to historical fiction and scholarly essays.
Use the PAB: Newfoundland Periodical Article Bibliography, compiled in the library’s Centre for Newfoundland Studies, to find journal article citations specific to Newfoundland and Labrador topics. More Information...
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CNS Subject Files
The Centre for Newfoundland Studies keeps paper files on a variety of topics. You can check out the various lists here.
Did You Know
The CO 194 Series
is an important collection of primary materials on microfilm. The complete series from 1696 to 1922 is available in CNS on microfilm. Summaries of the contents of each reel up to 1829 are available on-line.
The CO 194 series (digitized)
Read government correspondence contained in Volumes 1 to 120 (1696-1844) of the CO 194 series. The remaining volumes can be viewed in CNS on microfilm.
Centre for Newfoundland Studies
Did You Know?
Newfoundland's first newspaper was published in 1807. To find out which newspapers would be relevant for your topic and where they are located, check the