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 Dawn of Canadian History: A Chronicle of Aboriginal Canada and the coming of the White Man (Chronicles of Canada #1)|
|Publisher:||Glasgow, Brook & Company|
|Tags:||Canada, Canadiana, history, non-fiction|
A terribly dry summary of early Canada to the time of Champlain, it comes complete with the casually racist language of the early twentieth century in the sections concerning First Nations peoples. [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 Morris, Edmund Montague
Edmund Montague Morris (1871-1913) was a Canadian painter. Born in Perth, Ontario, he studied art in New York and Paris. He painted in Scotland and Holland and along the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. in 1906 he accompanied the expedition to James Bay that negotiated Treaty 9 with the First Nations people living there. Over the next few years he made several trips to the Prairies where he drew portraits of Native leaders. Morris was a great advocate for art in Canada and helped establish the Canadian Art Club in 1907. When he died he bequeathed his art collection to the Ontario College of Art so that it could be sold to raise funds for a scholarship. (Canadian Encyclopedia)
Author Bio for Bell, Robert
Robert Bell (1841-1917) was a Canadian scientist. Bell was inspired to pursue a career in science by his father who was an amateur geologist. Bell joined the Geological Survey of Canada in 1856. Over the course of the next 50 years, he made many trips to northern Canada where he made extensive surveys of rivers, coastlines and other geographic features. He is credited with naming over 3,000 features of Canada's terrain. The photograph included in Volume I of the Chronicles of Canada comes from his extensive collection of books and artifacts that he collected over the course of his career. Many of those pieces now reside in the National Archives of Canada. (Dictionary of Canadian Biography)
Author Bio for Low, Albert Peter
Albert Peter Low (1861-1942) was a Canadian geologist and explorer. He was a member of the Geological Survey of Canada of which he became director in 1906. He is best remembered for commanding an expedition to the arctic in 1904 which helped Canada assert sovereignty over its northern territory. His photograph in Volume I of the Chronicles of Canada was taken by him on one of trips to the Canadian Arctic. (Natural Resources Canada)
Author Bio for Teit, James Alexander
James Alexander Teit (1884-1922) was an anthropologist and guide who worked with Franz Boas to study native people in the interior of British Columbia. He also worked with Edward Sapir of the Geological Survey of Canada. Teit's photographs of First Nation people from British Columbia are featured in Volume One of the Chronicles of Canada. (Dictionary of Canadian Biography)
Author Bio for Cassidy, John
John Cassidy (1860–1939) was an Irish sculptor and painter who spent most of his life in Manchester, England. He designed and created many public sculptures and statues. A picture of one of his works can be viewed in Volume One of the Chronicles of Canada. (Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951)
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