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Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Stephen Butler Leacock

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted January, 2010

Old Brewery Bay Stephen Butler Leacock

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Plaque Location

The County of Simcoe
The City of Orillia
Beside the parking lot, at the northern end of Leacock Lane
1.28 km from the intersection of
Atherley Road and Highway 12
via Atherley Road, Forest Avenue North
Museum Drive and Leacock Lane


Coordinates: N 44 36.503 W 79 23.622

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Plaque Text

Born in England, Leacock was educated at Upper Canada College and at the Universities of Toronto and Chicago. He spent the greater part of his career at McGill, teaching and publishing in the fields of history and political science. It is, however, as a humorist that he is chiefly known and among a considerable volume of writings, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town (1912) is the work that assured him a reputation throughout the English speaking world. The peculiar charm of his work lies in the evocation, through exaggeration and the identification of incongruities, of the humour of ordinary people in commonplace situations.


Other plaques at this location
Stephen Leacock 1869-1944
The Old Brewery Bay

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Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944
Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

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Upper Canada College

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