G. Mercer Adam (1839-1912) was the author of a Western Canadian history chiefly about the prairies but with some information on Pacific exploration and the fur trade in chapters 1-4 and 7, plus a rare children's book about the 'Marco Polo' of the United States, John Ledyard, who visited Nootka Sound in 1778.


Adam, Graeme Mercer. The Adventures of a Yankee; or, The singular life of John Ledyard; with an account of his voyage round the world with the celebrated Captain Cooke. Designed for youth by A Yankee (Boston, Carter, Hendee and Babcock, 1831).

Adam, Graeme Mercer. The North West, Its History and Its Troubles from the Early Days of the Fur-Trade to the era of the Railway and the Settler, with Incidents of Travel in the Region and the Narrative of Three Insurrections (Toronto: Rose Publishing Company; Whitby, J.W. Robertson & Bros., 1885).

[BCBW 2004] "Forts and Fur"