|Title:||Humour of the North|
|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|
Author Bio for Burpee, Lawrence J.
Lawrence Johnston Burpee (1885-1946) was a Canadian author and civil servant. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he joined the civil service in Ottawa at age 17 and remained with the government for his entire career. He served as private secretary to three successive Ministers of Justice. In addition to his government duties he was also a prolific writer delving into Canadian history, geography, and bibliography. He wrote and edited many books and articles including several entries in the Canadian encyclopedia, Canada and Its Provinces. In 1927 the University of Toronto conferred on him an honorary degree of LL.D. (Who Was Who, 1941-1950)
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
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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