The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, The

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JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, The, a series of 72 volumes on the travels and explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in New France (1610-1791). The original French, Latin and Italian texts, with English translations and notes; illustrated by portraits, maps and facsimiles, have been edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites. The very great value of the work is that of original materials of the most interesting character for the history of North America from 1611, the date of the first landing of Jesuit missionaries on the shores of Nova Scotia. The reproduction of documents takes them in chronological order. The execution of the work by translators, editors and printers (at Cleveland, Ohio) is in every way admirable; and its completion makes a monumental addition to American historical libraries.