|Title:||On the Old Athabaska Trail|
|Publisher:||The Ryerson Press|
|Tags:||Canada, Canadiana, diary, fur trade, non-fiction, Rockies, travel|
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.]
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)
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