This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Chronicles of Canada
This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
|Title:||The Mariner of St. Malo: A Chronicle of the Voyages of Jacques Cartier (Chronicles of Canada #2)|
|Publisher:||Glasgow, Brook & Company|
|Tags:||Canada, Canadiana, Cartier, history, non-fiction|
Interesting history of Jacques Cartier's explorations of "New France" (Canada), and his up and down relations with the local Indians. The King of France's reason for funding his explorations was to find a new passage west to Asia. He went on three major voyages to the area from 1534 - 1541. First published in 1914. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler
Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) was a Canadian author. Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was six years old. The family settled in Sutton, Ontario on the south shore of Lake Simcoe. A bright student, he went to Upper Canada College where he was top of his class. After a brief stint at teaching (which he loathed) he eventually went on to become chair of the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University. Although he wrote several books on these august subjects, he is best known for his light satirical and humorous writing, in particular, "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town". (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
Author Bio for Jefferys, C. W. (Charles William)
Charles William Jefferys (August 25, 1869—October 8, 1951) was a Canadian painter, illustrator, author, and teacher best known as a historical illustrator.
Born in Rochester, England, Jefferys arrived in Toronto, Ontario (after living in Philadelphia and Hamilton, Ontario) with his family around 1880. After attending school, he apprenticed with the york, Lithography Company from 1885 to 1890. From 1889 to 1892 he worked for the Toronto Globe as an illustrator and artist. From 1893 to 1901, he worked for the New York Herald. Returning to Toronto, he became a magazine and book illustrator. Along with Ivor Lewis and other artists, Jefferys co-founded the Graphic Arts Club (later named the Canadian Society of Graphic Art), which by the 1940s became the primary artists' group in Canada. As well, from 1912 to 1939 he taught painting and drawing in the Department of Architecture at the University of Toronto.--Wikipedia.
Author Bio for White, James
James White (1863–1928) was a Canadian geographer and cartographer. In 1894 he became the Chief Draftsman for the Geological Survey of Canada. He led a team of cartographers who produced the first edition of the Atlas of Canada in 1906. One of White's maps, a depiction of Jacques Cartier's voyages (1534-42) can be viewed in Volume Two of the Chronicles of Canada. (Ottawa Citizen)
Author Bio for Hamel, Théophile
Théophile Hamel (1817–1870) was a Canadian portrait artist. He helped popularize the style and techniques of Titian and spent time copying his works. He also painted portraits of historical figures such as the one of Jacques Cartier which can be viewed in Volume Two of the Chronicles of Canada. (Dictionary of Canadian Biography)
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