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Dr. Lorne Pierce 1890-1961

Dr. Lorne Pierce 1890-1961

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2006

Dr. Lorne Pierce 1890-1961

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Plaque Location

The United Counties of Leeds & Grenville
The Township of Rideau Lakes
In Delta, on the west side of Road 42
a block north of the bridge and mill
on the grounds of a church

Coordinates: N 44 36.686 W 76 07.316


Plaque Text

Editor of the Ryerson Press 1920-1960, Pierce was born at Delta and devoted his life to the promotion of Canadian literature. He established scholarships at several Canadian universities and in 1926 presented the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal for distinguished authorship by a Canadian. He edited the "Makers of Canadian Literature" and the "Ryerson Poetry Chap-books". His writings include: "An Outline of Canadian Literature" (1927); "A Canadian People" (1945); "A Canadian Nation" (1960); and studies of Albert Durrant Watson (1942), Marjorie Pickthall (1925), and William Kirby (1929). In 1924 he established at Queen's University the Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadian Literature one of the best of its kind in Canada.

Related Ontario plaque
William Kirby 1817-1906


Rideau Lakes Plaques

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> Posted November 7, 2014
Just found his last book William Kirby 1st edition 1929. Does anyone know if there's many copies or did I find a rare book?
Lissa Beck peaceful2012@icloud.com

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