Canadian Scene : Sketches: Political and Historical.


CHARLESWORTH, Hector. The Canadian Scene : Sketches: Political and Historical. Toronto : The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1927. Pp (16),1-235,(5). 8vo, wine cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Watters p.607, Rhodenizer pp.459-460, Whiteman, et al., Bibliography of Macmillan of Canada Imprints 303. "In this book Mr. Charlesworth, widely known both as the author of 'Candid Chronicles' and as Editor in Chief of 'Saturday Night', enters many forgotten byways of Canadian history, and presents the human and romantic side of the achievements of eminent statesmen and builders of the past. Taken asa whole the book throws new light on various stages of Canada's growth as a nationality. Fittingly, it is published in this year of the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation." - front dj panel. The chapters (unnumbered) are : 1. The Corrspondence of Sir John A. Macdonald; 2. Robert B. Angus, A Canadian Patriarch; 3. George Stephen's Battle for a Transcontinental Railroad; 4. ANote on Lord Strathcona;. 5. Stephen A. Douglas, Pioneer of Western Develo pment; 6. "The Great Company": A Scottish Epic [the Hudson's Bay Company]; 7. Canadian Historical Oratory; 8. Laurier and His Biographers; 9. Buchan's"Lord Minto"; 10. Two Canadian Memoirists [George H. Ham and Sir John Will ison]; 11. A Pioneer Canadian Cartoonist [John Wilson Bengough, (April 7, 1851 - October 2, 1923)]; 12. Paul Kane: Interpreter of the Aborigines; 13. The Powers of the Attorney-General; 14. The Permanence of Patronage; 15. Sir Allan MacNab's Granddaughter [Lady Susan Townley]; 16. Franklin K. Lane'sLetters; 17. Civil War Spy Operations in Canada; 18. Lincoln and Canada: A Footnote to History; 19. Walt Whitman in Canada: Marginalia; 20. The Hydro -Electric Pioneers of Ontario; 21. The University of Toronto. Minor spotting to cloth, one-inch crack to front inner hinge, some marginal and fore-edge foxing, else very good in chipped dustjacket 25.00

Title: Canadian Scene : Sketches: Political and Historical.

Author Name: CHARLESWORTH, Hector LINCOLN, Abraham BENGOUGH, John Wilson MACDONALD, John A., Sir

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Macmillan Company of Canada, Toronto, 1927,:

Seller ID: 101015

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