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Humour of the North

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

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