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Among those who have given me advice and assistance are—the Right Hon. Professor Max Müller, of Oxford ; Sir Clements R. Markham, K.C.B., who has spared me much of his valuable time in interchanging ideas as to the doubtful points in the history of the two voyages of 1497 and 1498; Dr. R. Garnett, C.B., of the British Museum ; Dr. S. E. Dawson, of Ottawa, the most erudite of Canadian historians; Dr. Moses Harvey, of Newfoundland ; Messrs. William George and John Latimer, both of Bristol, the two best authorities on all matters of historical interest pertaining to Bristol, from both of whom I have received valuable help; Mr. F. W. Coleman, the librarian of the Weston-super-Mare Free Library, who has kindly assisted me in the revision of the “Introduction ”; Miss E. M. Walford, of London ; Mr. C. W. Moule, Fellow and Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge ; Mr. Miller Christy, of Chelmsford, Mr. E. E. Baker, F.S.A., of Weston-superMare; Mr. Lorin A. Lathrop, the American Consul at Bristol ; and Mr. Frank George, of Park Street, Bristol.

If I shall succeed in making plain to a few of my readers the facts relating to the important Cabotian discovery; if I shall succeed in making a permanent addition-however slight it may beto the ever-increasing common stock of reliable information, I shall regard my labours, which have occupied a considerable time, as not having been quite barren of result.



May 1897.

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