Title: Chapters in Our Island Story Author: W.L. Cotton Publisher: Irwin Printing. Charlottetown: 1927 Description: Tall octavo. 162 pp. Bound in brown patterned paper (faux leather) over boards. In his "Explanatory" notes, the author writes his Chapters "were written for The Guardian newspaper. In response to the requests of many persons they are now published in book form." He goes on to say his writing represents "a condensed and generally truthful account of the development of Prince Edward Island from the forest primeval to the position of a Province of the Dominion of Canada in the British Empire."
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W.L. Cotton was a journalist in Charlottetown from 1873. This title is viewed as an important and popular historical work. It's his only published book. However, he did contribute a chapter entitled "The Press in Prince Edward Island", which appeared in Past and Present of Prince Edward Island edited by D.A. MacKinnon and A.B. Warburton and published by B.F. Bowen, 1906.