Northern Vagabond

Northern Vagabond

The Life and Career of J. B. Tyrrell

Book - 1978
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Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, c1978
ISBN: 9780771043574
0771043570
Call Number: B T985i
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Liber_vermis
May 26, 2014

The author tends to hyperbole and dramatization in presenting the long life of a man through a period that saw dramatic transformation in Canada in population, transportation, communications, and political organization. An 'insiders' view of the early history of the Geological Survey of Canada and its role in the early industrial development of Canada. The book has brief endnotes and an index, but no bibliography, and no table of contents for maps.

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May 14, 2014

Joseph Tyrrell (1858-1957) explored the vast areas of western and northern Canada, consolidating information gathered by earlier explorers, and filling in blank spots on the maps, especially in the Northwest Territories, while working for 17 years for the Geological Survey of Canada. He later became a mining consultant, and then a miner in the Klondike and northern Ontario, eventually acquiring considerable wealth. He was also involved in several historical publications, most notably in editing the diaries of Samuel Hearne and David Thompson. He received many honours including the Royal Society of Canada's Flavelle Gold Medal. [Canadian Encyclopedia]

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