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The Newcomers : 1832 the Scots

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1977 to 1978


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Grand Prairie Regional College, Grand Prairie, Alberta: VHS.

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario: 16mm.

York University, Toronto, Ontario: 1/2".
"John Symons, an illiterate weaver frustrated by the restrictions placed on his ambitions by the rigid class structure of 19th century Scotland leaves the Highlands to make a new life in Upper Canada. In due course, he finds the qualities that made him a rebel in Scotland are just what the new world values most and he becomes a great success as a businessman and landowner."

Library and Archives Canada: 1/2".


University of Waterloo Audiovisual Services Catalog.
"John Symons, a Scottish radical, and his wife come to make a new life in Upper Canada. Through perserverance and his own unconventional character, he becomes a wealthy businessman and landowner."