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View of the second, third and first-class hotels next to the wash house and the Celtic cross, 2007

ARCHIVED - In Quarantine:
Life and Death on Grosse Île, 1832-1937

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Further Research


The texts are based on the extensive research that Parks Canada historians have conducted and continue to pursue, and on published studies, including the following:

Belley, Marie-Claude. Un exemple de prise en charge de l'enfance dépendante au milieu du XIXe siècle: les orphelins irlandais à Québec en 1847 et 1848. M.A. thesis, Université Laval, 2003.

Charbonneau, André, and André Sévigny. 1847, Grosse Île: a Record of Daily Events. Ottawa: Parks Canada, 1997.

Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. Québec: Canadian Heritage, Parks Canada, 1997.

Chartré, Christine. La désinfection dans le système quarantenaire maritime de Grosse-Île: 1832-1937. Québec: Parks Canada, 1995.

Heagerty, J.J. Four Centuries of Medical History in Canada and a Sketch of the Medical History of Newfoundland, 2 vols. Toronto: Macmillan, 1928.

Masson Dompierre, Rose. Les Masson de la Grosse Île racontent… Québec: Corporation pour la mise en valeur de Grosse-Île Inc., 1998.

Sévigny, André. Synthèse sur l'histoire de l'immigration au Canada via Québec entre 1815 et 1945. Québec: Parks Canada, 1995.

Vallée, Marie-Hélène. Peu nombreuses mais essentielles: les travailleuses salariées de la station de quarantaine de la Grosse-Île, 1891-1924. Ph.D. thesis, Université Laval, 2006.

Vekeman Masson, Jeannette. A Grandmother Remembers Grosse Île. Québec: Daillac Éditeur, 1981.