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On the Old Athabaska Trail

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Title:On the Old Athabaska Trail
Author:
Burpee, Lawrence J.   
(9 of 11 for author by title)
Pathfinders of the Great Plains: A Chronicle of La Vérendrye and his Sons (Chronicles of Canada #19)
A Little Book of Canadian Essays
Illustrator:
Kane, Paul   
Illustrator:
Warre, Henry James   
Published:   1926
Publisher:The Ryerson Press
Tags:Canada, Canadiana, diary, Fur Route, non-fiction, Rockies, travel
Description:

A retracing of the famous Athabasca Pass fur route . The nineteen illustrations include works by Canadian painter Paul Kane (1810-1871) and British military officer Sir Henry James Warre (1819-1898). [Suggest a different description.]

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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.

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