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Goheen, Peter. “Canadian Communications circa 1845.” In Geographical Review, 77,1 (January 1987), pp. 35-51.
Goheen, Peter. “Communications and Newsmaking before the Telegraph: The Story of the 1845 Quebec City Fires.” In The Canadian Geographer 37, 3 (Fall 1993), pp. 230-242.
Harrison, Jane. Until Next Year: Letter Writing and the Mails in the Canadas, 1640-1830. Hull: Canadian Museum of Civilization and Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1987.
McIntyre, Sheila. “My Affections Must Take my Pen: Female Correspondence in Early New England.” Unpublished ms. delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, 1998.
Noël, Françoise. “Note de recherche : My Dear Eliza: The Letters of Robert Hoyle, 1831-1844.” In Histoire sociale/Social History 26, 51 (mai/May 1993), pp. 115-130.
Rutherford, Paul. The Making of the Canadian Media. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1978.
Smith, William. The History of the Post Office in British North America. Cambridge, England: CambridgeUniversity Press, 1920.
“L’Univers fascinant du livre.” In Cap-aux-Diamants 63 (Automne 2000)
Willis, John. “The Canadian Colonial Posts: Epistolary Continuity, Postal Transformation.” Unpublished ms., publication forthcoming.
Correspondence of Thomas Allen Stayner in the National Archives of Canada, Records of the Post Office and Canada Post, Record Group no. 3.
Canada (Province) Legislative Assembly. Appendices and Sessional Papers, 2d Session, 2d Parliament, 1846, Appendix F: “Report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the affairs of the Post Office Department in of British North America, 26 March 1846.”
Various colonial newspapers of the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Montréal, Toronto, Kingston, Bytown (Ottawa), Saint John and Halifax contain lots of material some benign, some critical on postal matters.