The Late Nineteeth Century


Henry J. Morgan, Bibliotheca Canadensis or A Manual of Canadian Literature. Ottawa: G.E. Desbarats, 1867.
Henry J. Morgan (1842-1913), civil servant and author, compiled the first bibliography of Canadian literature. Arranged alphabetically by author, each entry provides a brief biographical sketch and a list of publications.

Philéas Gagnon, Essai de bibliographie canadienne: inventaire d'une bibliothèque comprenant imprimés, manuscrits, estampes, etc. relatifs à l'histoire du Canada et des pays adjacents avec des notes bibliographiques. Québec: Imprimé pour l'auteur, 1895.
Philéas Gagnon (1854-1915), merchant and bibliographer, made a collection of Canadiana that was at the time probably superior to any other private collection. The Essai de bibliographie canadienne is based on this collection. In 1910 Gagnon's collection was sold to the City of Montreal and is housed in the Salle Gagnon at the Bibliothèque Municipale.

William Kingsford, The Early Bibliography of the Province of Ontario, Dominion of Canada, With Other Information: A Supplemental Chapter of Canadian Archæology. Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchison; Montreal: Eben Picken, 1892.
William Kingsford (1819-1898), engineer and historian, had attempted in his Canadian Archæology (1886) to "give a history of the first printed books in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario." For Quebec he was successful, but "I did not experience the same good fortune in Ontario."

Thomas Chandler Haliburton, The Clockmaker: or, The Sayings and Doings of Sam Slick of Slickville. Third Series. London: Richard Bentley, 1840. Lande 1816 (Morgan, p. 170)
Frances Brooke, The History of Emily Montague. London: J. Dodsley, 1769. Lande 1615 c.2 (Morgan, p. 50)
Menagerie annexationiste. [ca 1850]. Lande S2496 (Gagnon, vol. 1, #4502)


William Lyon Mackenzie, An Almanac of Independence & Freedom for the Year 1860. Toronto: 1860. Lande S2486 (Kingsford, cf. p. 21)
Francis Bond, A Narrative. Second Edition. London: John Murray, 1839. Lande 416 (Kingsford, p. 97)


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