Water Street, St. John's, 1837
An influx of Lowland Scots migrated to St. John's and other areas on Newfoundland's east coast during the early 1800s. Most were merchants, merchants' agents, businessmen, and artisans wishing to benefit from Newfoundland and Labrador's growing economy, resident population, and associated trade opportunities.
Drawing by William Gosse. From Prowse, D.W., A History of Newfoundland, from the English, Colonial and Foreign Records. (London: Macmillan, 1895) 492.