Place Names of the Avalon Peninsula of the Island of Newfoundland

E.R. Seary (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1971)

Having laid the foundation of Newfoundland toponymy in his early publications, Seary turned to a similar study of the oldest settled area of the country, the Avalon Peninsula.

The work surveyed the linguistic origins and the structure of the place-names, leading to the main section of the book, the "Gazetteer and Index of Place Names," in which most of the Avalon toponyms were traced from their first appearance in early maps to contemporary authorized spellings. The work is no longer in print.


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