1 color laser photocopy of the diary written in English by William Hyman of Grand Grève, Quebec (Gaspé).
William Hyman, in his lifetime the most prominent resident of the Gaspé Coast, was born in Russia in 1807 and settled in Gaspé in 1843. He established one of the largest fishing industries on the Atlantic coast at Grand Grève. Under his able management, his business was so prosperous that it became one of the largest concerns of its kind in Canada. He was one of the first to develop the codfish industry in this country. Mr. Hyman took an active interest in public affairs in Gaspé, and early in his residence there he was appointed justice of the peace and magistrate. When the Township of Cape Rosier was incorporated in 1858, Mr. Hyman was elected its first mayor, and he continued to occupy this civic chair without interruption until his death on December 8th, 1882, at his winter residence in Montreal.
The collection was donated by Mr. Roch Sanson from Parks Canada.
P03/05.Parks Canada Archives in Quebec City.The Biographical discription comes from The Jew in Canada.