Humour of the North (Dodo Press)
by Lawrence J Burpee (9781409911708)

Humour of the North (Dodo Press)
Lawrence J Burpee
Release Date: 01 May 2008
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
Category: Humorous
ISBN: 9781409911708
ISBN-10: 1409911705

Lawrence Johnston Burpee (1873-1946) was a Canadian librarian and author. Born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, he worked from 1890 to 1905 as a secretary in civil service. The following seven years he was librarian at the Ottawa Public Library, before becoming secretary for the international Joint Commission in 1912, a post he occupied until his retirement. Burpee helped found the Canadian Historical Association in 1922 and also was its first president until 1925. He also was president of the Royal Society of Canada in 1936/37. He published many articles relating to Canadian studies and was the founding editor of the Canadian Geographic Journal. His works include: Canadian Novels and Novelists (1901), A Bibliography of Canadian Fiction (with Lewis E. Horning) (1904), Canadian Life in Town and Country (with Henry J. Morgan) (1905), By Canadian Streams (1909), Canadian Eloquence (1910), Dictionary of Canadian History (1911), Scouts of Empire (1912) and Jungling in Jasper (1929). He also edited a number of collections including: Songs of French Canada (1909), A Little Book of Canadian Essays (1909), Flowers from a Canadian Garden (1909), A Century of Canadian Sonnets (1910) and Humour of the North (1912).

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