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From Griffintown to the Square Mile: The Life of James Coristine 1 edition

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The life and legacy of James Coristine, 1837-1908, an Irish-Canadian immigrant from County Mayo who came to Montreal as a boy and rose from the harsh conditions of Griffintown to become a successful furrier and clothing merchant in "The Square Mile"

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The Life of James CORISTINE
From Griffintown to the Square Mile

Published 2009 by C. Coristine in Brockville, Ontario, Canada .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

From Griffintown to the Square Mile: Part I
* From the Greens of Erin to the Greys of Griffintown
* A Step Forward and a Golden Opportunity
* A Grand Establishment for a New Company
* Paris, 1878: With Canada on the World Stage
* In the Square Mile, Life was Different
* A Father’s and Brothers’ Passages
Gallery 1: Branding James Coristine & Company
* Victorian Images
* Post-WW1 Retail & Fashion
* The Roaring 20’s
* 1930s Wholesale Catalogues
From Griffintown to the Square Mile: Part II
* The Company Flourishes
* Summers at St. Patrick
* A Victorian Father
* Reconstruction after the Great Fire of Old Montreal
* The Final Act for James and Emma
* The Company Continues…until an Abrupt End
Gallery 2: James Coristine’s Family Legacy
* A Brief Family Album
* The Coristine Family Bible
* James’ Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
Sources & References
* Notman/McCord Museum Photographic References
* Supplement - Origins of the Coristine Name

The Physical Object

Trade Paperback (US)
Number of pages
9 x 6 x inches
374 grams


  • Cover Design
    Dave O'Malley
  • Producer
    Henderson Printing (Brockville, ON)

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