A copy of Canada’s Great Highway: from the first stake to the last spike by J.H.E. Secretan. The book is inscribed “To George Abbott. With love from the author ‘Sec’., Dec./24”. There are news clippings pasted in the front pages reporting the death of J.H.E. Secretan. At the end of the book, a news clipping about retired Canadian Pacific Railway Engineer Dugal (Duke) Mackenzie is included. There are five letters written by the author addressed to George that are pasted throughout the book, dated from March to May, 1925. The letters mostly concern Secretan’s health and financial problems.