|Title:||The Black Canyon--a story of '58|
|Publisher:||J. M. Dent & Co.|
|Tags:||adventure, Canada, Canadiana, fiction|
"Juvenile fiction. This story is based on historic events in 1858 at Fort Yale when a "war" was waged between Indians and white men. Contemporary notes by Dr. Wymond M. Walkem and information from Mark Bate were employed by the author."—Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 185. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for McKelvie, B. A. (Bruce Alistair)
Bruce A. McKelvie (1889-1960) was a Canadian author and journalist. He was born in British Columbia to Scottish born parents who had previously lived in Quebec. McKelvie started work as an printer's apprentice at a newspaper. He worked at a variety of jobs in the business before he became a police reporter for the Vancouver Daily Province in 1913. He was on board the tugboat Sea Lion during the Komagata Maru incident in 1914. He also worked for the Vancouver Sun and the Victoria Colonist. He wrote several books that popularized British Columbia history. (Simon Fraser University, City of Victoria Archives)
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