Monthly Archives: April 2016

Turf Smoke and Riel

Turf Smoke, 1945, is the only novel written by John Coulter. Coulter was born in Ireland in 1888 and moved to Canada in 1936. Coulter is best known for his playwriting and as a radio broadcaster for both the BBC and … Continue reading

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A Place of Honour

The Ryerson Collection will soon be relocated to a final place of honour. When the McGraw-Hill Book Company of Canada bought The Ryerson Press in December of 1969, a collection of Ryerson Press publications was set aside and moved from … Continue reading

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Ryerson of Upper Canada

Ryerson of Upper Canada, by Clara Thomas, was published in 1969. It was one of the last publications printed and bound by the The Ryerson Press before the company was sold to McGraw-Hill in 1970. It remains a fitting tribute to the … Continue reading

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The Ryerson Collection

    How very strange it is to think that a collection of publications from some 150 years ago could be so intriguing. Out of the public view for decades with only the occasional remark by a few inquisitive people … Continue reading

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