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Humour of the North

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Title:Humour of the North
Editor:
Burpee, Lawrence J.   
(7 of 11 for author by title)
A Little Book of Canadian Essays
An Historical Atlas of Canada
Author:
Haliburton, Thomas Chandler   
(1 of 6 for author by title)
Judge Haliburton's Yankee Stories (Part 1 of 2)
Author:
De Mille, James   
(3 of 4 for author by title)
The Treasure of the Seas
Behind the Veil. A Poem
Author:
Duncan, Sara Jeannette  Writing under the pseudonym: Cotes, Mrs. Everard   
(2 of 2 for author by title)
His Royal Happiness
Author:
Drummond, William Henry   
(2 of 2 for author by title)
Dr. W.H. Drummond’s Complete Poems
Author:
Howe, Joseph   
Author:
McCarroll, James   
Author:
Lanigan, George Thomas   
Published:   1912
Publisher:The Musson Book Company
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, humour, non-fiction
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Comments:Other Contributors: Howe, Joseph; Lanigan, George Thomas; McCarroll, James
Downloads:103
Pages:48 Info

Author Bio for Burpee, Lawrence J.

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Lawrence Johnston Burpee, civil servant, librarian, author (b at Halifax 5 Mar 1873; d at Oxford, Eng 13 Oct 1946). He entered the Canadian civil service in 1890 and served as private secretary to 3 ministers of justice. From 1905 to 1912 Burpee was librarian of the Ottawa Public Library, and from 1912 until his death was Canadian secretary to the INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION.

Burpee was a founder of the CANADIAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION and honorary secretary 1926-35 and president 1936-37 of the Royal Society of Canada. A prolific writer, he published many articles and works on Canadian studies.--Canadian Encyclopedia.

Author Bio for De Mille, James

James De Mille (1833-1880) was a professor at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, and an early Canadian writer who published numerous works of popular fiction from the late 1860s through the 1870s. He attended Horton Academy in Wolfville and spent one year at Acadia University. He then travelled with his brother to Europe, spending half a year in England, France and Italy. On his return to North America, he attended Brown University, from which he obtained a Master of Arts degree in 1854. He married Anne Pryor, daughter of the president of Acadia University, John Pryor, and was there appointed professor of classics. He served there until 1865 when he accepted a new appointment at Dalhousie as professor of English and rhetoric. His most popular work with contemporaries, and the work for which he is known today, is A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder, which was serialized posthumously in Harper’s Weekly in 1888. Other works included: Helena's Household (1867), Cord and Creese (1869), The Lady of the Ice (1870) and The American Baron (1872).--Wikipedia.

Author Bio for Duncan, Sara Jeannette

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Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861–1922) was a Canadian author and journalist. Born in Brantford, Ontario, she trained as a teacher but she soon began to concentrate on writing. In 1884 she worked for The Globe (now the Globe and Mail) writing articles and columns about literature and woman’s social life. In 1890 she married Everard Charles Cotes, a noted entomologist. She travelled with him to India where he was employed by the British government. After her marriage she concentrated on writing novels. Nine of her novels are set in India and most of her works are in the setting of Anglo-Indian society, of which she said "there is such abundance of material ... it is full of such picturesque incidence, such tragic chance". The progress of her novels show her experimenting with different genres that might sell well or were known to be popular, and they were of increasing complexity. Generally, she followed a nineteenth-century tradition of "society" novels in which personal and public politics might play a part. (Dictionary of Canadian Biography)

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