|Title:||Canada and its Provinces: A History of the Canadian People and their Institutions by One Hundred Associates. Vol. 4, Section 2, British dominion, 1760-1840. Part II. Vol 4 of 23 (Canada and its Provinces #4)|
|Publisher:||Glasgow, Brook & Company|
|Tags:||Canada, Canadiana, history, non-fiction|
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Volume 4 is the second part of Section 2, on British dominion, 1760-1840. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Doughty, Arthur G. (Arthur George), Sir
Arthur Doughty (1860-1936) was Chief Archivist of the Archives of Canada from 1904 to 1935. Born in England, he emigrated to Canada in 1886. While serving as a legislative librarian in Quebec he noticed that the precise location of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham was in dispute which drew his attention to the neglected state of Canada's archives. His efforts to improve this oversight brought him to the attention of federal authorities and in 1904 he was appointed as Dominion Archivist and Keeper of the Records. Over the next 31 years, he established the Public Archives of Canada (now called Library and Archives Canada) and greatly increased the collection of historical materials. In addition to his archivist duties, he collaborated with Adam Shortt in the creation of a 23 volume encyclopedia called "Canada and its Provinces" which was issued over four years 1913-1917. He also helped create "Documents relating to the constitutional history of Canada, 1759-1791" which was issued in 1918. (Canadian Encyclopedia)
Author Bio for Shortt, Adam
Adam Shortt (1859-1931) was an economist and a historian. Born near Walkerton, Ontario, he was educated at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and also studied at universities in Glasgow and Edinburgh. He was appointed Professor of Philosophy at Queen's in 1886 and served as the university's first full-time professor of Politics and Economics. In 1908 he was appointed as the chair of the Canadian Civil Service Commission, a body created to reform the Canadian Civil Service. He helped transform the civil service from an inefficient, patronage-ridden body into a professional organization based on progress through merit. He also served as the chair of the Board of Publications at the Public Archives of Canada (now called Library and Archives Canada). He collaborated with chief archivist Arthur Doughty on a 23 volume encyclopedia of Canada, "Canada and its Provinces" (1913-1917) and "Documents relating to the constitutional history of Canada, 1759-1791 (1918). (Queen's Encyclopedia, Quebec History Encyclopedia)
Author Bio for McArthur, Duncan
Duncan McArthur (1885-1943) was a Canadian archivist and educator. He was educated at Queen's University in Kingston and won distinction in history, philosophy, and political science. Afterwards he worked with Adam Shortt at the archives of Canada. In 1940 he was elected to the Ontario legislature and served as Minister of Education until his death by heart attack in 1943. He authored a number of textbooks and contributed to the encyclopedia entitled "Canada and its Provinces", a 23 volume work published in 1917. (Queen's Encyclopedia)
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)
Author Bio for Scott, Duncan Campbell
Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) was a Canadian poet and author. Born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of a Methodist minister, he attended Stanstead Wesleyan College in Quebec. He aspired to be a concert pianist but family finances forced him to enter the federal civil service. He started working for the Indian Branch of the Department of the Interior in 1879. In the 1890s he began publishing poetry and novels. His early poetry was nothing special but over time he was influenced by his contacts with native people that he met through his career in the civil service. His content started to relate stories of native people but still it was heavily influenced by his own western and religious heritage. He also published a collection for short stories, In the Village of Viger, although tending towards romantic themes, the stories exhibit degrees of realism in story telling that were uncharacteristic for similar fiction of the time. Scott wrote a number of biographies and also helped to highlight the work of his friend, Archibald Lampman. Scott's literary legacy is somewhat tainted by his support for the Indian residential school system in Canada, a theme which runs through his entries in the encyclopedia, Canada and Its Provinces. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature, Encyclopædia Britannica)
Author Bio for Smith, William
William Smith (1859-1932) was a Canadian historian. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he was educated at the University of Toronto. He entered the federal civil service and in 1902 became secretary of the Post Office department. In 1913 he became deputy keeper of public records at the Archives of Canada. He authored several books on Canadian governmental history and he contributed to the Canadian encyclopedia, "Canada and its Provinces", writing about Canada's postal history. (MacMillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography)
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