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Mis côte à côte, les trois dos des volumes de Pehr Kalm identifient l'auteur et le titre de l'ouvrage. / Placed side by side, the backs of Pehr Kalm's three volumes identify the author and the title of each work.

Travels into North America

in Pehr Kalm, Travels into North America, 1770
Musée de la civilisation, Séminaire de Québec Library, 236.1.3v

Pehr Kalm (1716-1779)

Swedish-born Pehr Kalm, who had spent most of his life in Finland, was sent to North America with the mission to catalogue the various species of wildlife and to bring back a few specimens. Between 1748 and 1751, not only did he observe American and Canadian nature, but he also observed the customs of its inhabitants, and mainly those of the settlers of New France. As a Professor of Economics and Natural History, he published, during the second half of the 18th Century, his travel log entitled En Resa teil Norra America, which is recognized as a rich and detailed historical source.