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What Were the Schoolbooks Like?
Traité d’arithmétique pour l’usage des écoles by Jean Antoine Bouthillier. Québec: J. Neilson, 1809
Jean Antoine Bouthiller was the editor of the newspaper Canadien in 1807 and 1808. This book was the first manual of this type in Lower Canada and was reprinted many times.
L’ Arithmétique en quatre parties. By M. Bibaud. Montréal: N. Mower, 1816
Willcolkes’s and Fryer’s New and Much Admired System of Arithmetic and Mental Calculations edited by James Waddell. Prince Edward Island: Printed and published by J.D. Haszard, 1837
Elementary Arithmetic, in Decimal Currency: Designed for the Use of Canadian Schools by John Herbert Sangster. Montréal: John Lovell; Toronto R. & A. Miller, 1862. (Lovell’s Series of School Books)
This text included tables for measures no longer commonly used.
Elementary Arithmetic for Canadian Schools by Barnard Smith and Archibald McMurchy. Toronto: Copp, Clark & Co., 1869. (Canadian Series of School Books)