skip to content
A grandmother remembers Grosse Ile / Jeannette Vekeman Masson ; translated from the French by Johanne L. Massé. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A grandmother remembers Grosse Ile / Jeannette Vekeman Masson ; translated from the French by Johanne L. Massé.

Author: Jeannette Vekeman Masson
Publisher: Ste-Foy, Quebec : Carraig Books, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"A Grandmother Remembers Grosse Île, by Jeannette Vekeman Masson, translated by Johanne L. Massé. Madame Masson lived on Grosse Ile for ten years before World War I when her father Gustave Vekeman was interpreter of European languages at the Quarantine Station. The book is a flowing account of life in an ordinary village on an extraordinary island. This was the image of a Canada that would first impress the
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Jeannette Vekeman Masson; Jeannette Vekeman Masson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannette Vekeman Masson
ISBN: 0969080565 9780969080565
OCLC Number: 21302059
Notes: Translation of: Grand-maman raconte la Grosse-Île.
Description: 183 p. : ill., map, ports., music ; 23 cm.

Abstract:

"A Grandmother Remembers Grosse Île, by Jeannette Vekeman Masson, translated by Johanne L. Massé. Madame Masson lived on Grosse Ile for ten years before World War I when her father Gustave Vekeman was interpreter of European languages at the Quarantine Station. The book is a flowing account of life in an ordinary village on an extraordinary island. This was the image of a Canada that would first impress the immigrants obliged to stop on account of sickness on board their ships. Vekeman mentions the unveiling of the forty-foot tall Celtic Cross, a ceremony which she attended with her father."--://carraigbooks.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/a-grandmother-remembers-grosse-ile.

"Grosse Isle (French: Grosse Île, "big island"), is located in Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec, Canada. It is one of the islands of the 21-island Isle-aux-Grues archipelago. It is part of the municipality of Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues, located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of the province. Also known as Grosse Isle and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site, the island was the site of an immigration depot which predominantly housed Irish immigrants coming to Canada to escape the Great Famine, 1845-1849. In 1832, the Lower Canadian Government had previously set up this depot to contain an earlier cholera epidemic that was believed to be caused by the large influx of European immigrants, and the station was reopened in the mid-Nineteenth Century to accommodate Irish migrants who had contracted typhus during their voyages. Thousands of Irish were quarantined on Grosse Isle from 1832 to 1848. It is believed that over 3000 Irish died on the island and over 5000[2] are currently buried in the cemetery there; many died en route. Most who died on the island were infected with typhus, which sprang up from the conditions there in 1847. Grosse Isle is the largest burial ground for refugees of the Great Hunger outside Ireland. After Canadian Confederation in 1867, the buildings and equipment were modernized to meet the standards of the new Canadian government's immigration policies. The island is sometimes called Canada's Ellis Island, although this term is also used to describe the Pier 21 immigration facility in Halifax."--Wikiped., July 2014.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21302059> # A grandmother remembers Grosse Ile Jeannette Vekeman Masson ; translated from the French by Johanne L. Massé.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    bgn:translationOfWork <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/21302059#CreativeWork/unidentifiedOriginalWork> ;
    library:oclcnum "21302059" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Place/ste_foy_quebec> ; # Ste-Foy, Quebec
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/quc> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Topic/quarantine_quebec_province_grosse_ile_montmagny_history> ; # Quarantine--Québec (Province)--Grosse Île (Montmagny)--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Place/grosse_ile_la_montmagny_quebec> ; # Grosse Île, La (Montmagny, Québec)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Place/grosse_ile_montmagny_quebec> ; # Grosse Île (Montmagny, Québec)
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/971.4735/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Topic/quarantaine_quebec_province_grosse_ile_la_montmagny_histoire> ; # Quarantaine--Québec (Province)--Grosse Île, La (Montmagny)--Histoire
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1316318> ; # Québec--Grosse Ile (Montmagny)
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Place/quebec_grosse_ile_montmagny> ; # Québec--Grosse Ile (Montmagny)
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1085153> ; # Quarantine
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/94946431> ; # Jeannette Vekeman Masson
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Topic/quarantine> ; # Quarantine
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "1989" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/94946431> ; # Jeannette Vekeman Masson
    schema:datePublished "1989" ;
    schema:description ""Grosse Isle (French: Grosse Île, "big island"), is located in Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec, Canada. It is one of the islands of the 21-island Isle-aux-Grues archipelago. It is part of the municipality of Saint-Antoine-de-l'Isle-aux-Grues, located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region of the province. Also known as Grosse Isle and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site, the island was the site of an immigration depot which predominantly housed Irish immigrants coming to Canada to escape the Great Famine, 1845-1849. In 1832, the Lower Canadian Government had previously set up this depot to contain an earlier cholera epidemic that was believed to be caused by the large influx of European immigrants, and the station was reopened in the mid-Nineteenth Century to accommodate Irish migrants who had contracted typhus during their voyages. Thousands of Irish were quarantined on Grosse Isle from 1832 to 1848. It is believed that over 3000 Irish died on the island and over 5000[2] are currently buried in the cemetery there; many died en route. Most who died on the island were infected with typhus, which sprang up from the conditions there in 1847. Grosse Isle is the largest burial ground for refugees of the Great Hunger outside Ireland. After Canadian Confederation in 1867, the buildings and equipment were modernized to meet the standards of the new Canadian government's immigration policies. The island is sometimes called Canada's Ellis Island, although this term is also used to describe the Pier 21 immigration facility in Halifax."--Wikiped., July 2014."@en ;
    schema:description ""A Grandmother Remembers Grosse Île, by Jeannette Vekeman Masson, translated by Johanne L. Massé. Madame Masson lived on Grosse Ile for ten years before World War I when her father Gustave Vekeman was interpreter of European languages at the Quarantine Station. The book is a flowing account of life in an ordinary village on an extraordinary island. This was the image of a Canada that would first impress the immigrants obliged to stop on account of sickness on board their ships. Vekeman mentions the unveiling of the forty-foot tall Celtic Cross, a ceremony which she attended with her father."--://carraigbooks.wordpress.com/2009/07/06/a-grandmother-remembers-grosse-ile."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/5847289> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "A grandmother remembers Grosse Ile Jeannette Vekeman Masson ; translated from the French by Johanne L. Massé."@en ;
    schema:numberOfPages "183" ;
    schema:productID "21302059" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/21302059#PublicationEvent/ste_foy_quebec_carraig_books_c1989> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Agent/carraig_books> ; # Carraig Books
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780969080565> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/21302059> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Agent/carraig_books> # Carraig Books
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Carraig Books" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Place/grosse_ile_la_montmagny_quebec> # Grosse Île, La (Montmagny, Québec)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Grosse Île, La (Montmagny, Québec)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Place/grosse_ile_montmagny_quebec> # Grosse Île (Montmagny, Québec)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Grosse Île (Montmagny, Québec)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Place/quebec_grosse_ile_montmagny> # Québec--Grosse Ile (Montmagny)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Québec--Grosse Ile (Montmagny)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Place/ste_foy_quebec> # Ste-Foy, Quebec
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Ste-Foy, Quebec" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Topic/quarantaine_quebec_province_grosse_ile_la_montmagny_histoire> # Quarantaine--Québec (Province)--Grosse Île, La (Montmagny)--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Quarantaine--Québec (Province)--Grosse Île, La (Montmagny)--Histoire"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/5847289#Topic/quarantine_quebec_province_grosse_ile_montmagny_history> # Quarantine--Québec (Province)--Grosse Île (Montmagny)--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Quarantine--Québec (Province)--Grosse Île (Montmagny)--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1085153> # Quarantine
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Quarantine"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1316318> # Québec--Grosse Ile (Montmagny)
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Québec--Grosse Ile (Montmagny)" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/94946431> # Jeannette Vekeman Masson
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1899" ;
    schema:familyName "Vekeman Masson" ;
    schema:givenName "Jeannette" ;
    schema:name "Jeannette Vekeman Masson" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780969080565>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0969080565" ;
    schema:isbn "9780969080565" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/21302059>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21302059> ; # A grandmother remembers Grosse Ile Jeannette Vekeman Masson ; translated from the French by Johanne L. Massé.
    schema:dateModified "2018-05-17" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.