|Title:||The Oxford Encyclopedia of Canadian History|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Tags:||Canada, Canadiana, encyclopedia, history, non-fiction|
The Encyclopædia of Canadian History will fill a need that has been felt very seriously by students of Canadian history, and indeed by everyone who has occasion to secure or verify information in that wide field. Mr. Burpee’s work will bear the same relation to Canadian history as Low and Pulling’s famous book of reference does to English history, and in some respects it will be found to be even more encyclopædic in scope.
Some fifteen years ago Mr. Burpee prepared a General Index to the Makers of Canada Series, and by incorporating in the Index a considerable amount of new matter, biographical sketches, short articles on various topics relating to Canadian history, and bibliographical references, made it in some sense a dictionary of Canadian history.
Although it had the inevitable limitations of such a composite work, the Index and Dictionary of Canadian History proved extraordinarily popular.--Intro. [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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