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Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2011

Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Photo from Google Street View ©2014 Google - Posted February, 2014

Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2011

Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944

Photo Source - Unknown

Plaque Location

The Region of York
The Town of Georgina
In Sutton, in front of a church at the intersection of
Hedge Road and Park Road, 2.8 km north of Highway 48


Coordinates: N 44 19.872 W 79 19.951

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Plaque Text

This internationally-known author and humorist is buried in the churchyard. Born in Swanmore, Hampshire, England, Leacock came with his family to this township in 1876. Graduating from the University of Toronto in 1891, he taught at Upper Canada College and, in 1901, began lecturing in political science at McGill University, heading that department, 1908-1936. Though Leacock wrote extensively on political science, economics and history, he achieved his greatest distinction as a humorist. Some of his best work, essentially Canadian in character and spirit, may be found in "Literary Lapses", "Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town" and "Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich". Leacock's many humorous books, in English and in translation, have won world-wide recognition.

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Stephen Butler Leacock 1869-1944
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