Monthly Archives: January 2016

A Summer in Prairie-Land

  It’s about the journey. And the people. And the incredible landscape that opens up the farther North and West you travel. A Summer in Prairie-Land was published in 1882. It is an account of an expedition led by Alexander Sutherland, a … Continue reading

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10 Reasons The Ryerson Collection Matters

1. The Ryerson Collection comprises some 3000 titles. These publications range from biographies and autobiographies of early Methodist preachers in Canada to novels, poetry collections as well as art books, historical and satirical works. 2. Some of Canada’s most prominent … Continue reading

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The History of Methodism in Canada

There are some 3000 books in the Ryerson Press Collection. The first, by George Playter (1811-1866), is The History of Methodism in Canada. Published in 1862 by Anson Green at the Wesleyan Printing Establishment located on King Street East in Toronto, the book is … Continue reading

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The Ryerson Press Collection

For the past 18 months I have been involved in a challenging and rewarding project — cataloguing a collection of publications from The Ryerson Press. This collection has been maintained for the past 45 years under the careful supervision of … Continue reading

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