Author Archives: The Ryerson Press Archive

About The Ryerson Press Archive

My name is Clive Powell. I worked for McGraw-Hill Ryerson for 35 years. Recently I was asked to find a home for 3000 publications that represent the Ryerson Press Archive. I am happy to share my discoveries.

Son of the North

  Son of the North by Charles Camsell was published by the Ryerson Press in 1954. This book is the autobiography of one of Canada’s foremost explorers and geologists. The Ryerson Press 125th Anniversary Catalog of 1954, described Son of … Continue reading

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Louis Riel

This edition of Louis Riel by George F.G. Stanley was published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson in 1985. It was originally published in 1963 by The Ryerson Press and in a paperback edition in 1972. The book details the life and political … Continue reading

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West by East

West by East and other poems by J.E.H. MacDonald was published by The Ryerson Press in 1933. Five hundred copies of this chap-book were printed; 250 of which were presented for sale. The quote opposite the title page by Henry … Continue reading

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Pierre-Esprit Radisson

Pierre-Esprit Radisson, published by The Ryerson Press in 1930, was written by Katherine Hale for the Canadian History Readers Series. Radisson and his brother-in-law Medard des Groseillers, were adventurers, couriers du bois, and explorers and are credited with laying the … Continue reading

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Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac

Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac 1657-1730 by Agnes Laut was published by The Ryerson Press in 1930 and belongs to the Ryerson Canadian History Readers series. The intent of the Canadian History Readers series was to portray many of the colourful … Continue reading

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Duncan Campbell Scott

The Selected Poems of Duncan Campbell Scott was published by the Ryerson Press in 1951. This edition contains a memoir of Scott by Professor E.K. Brown.* Scott was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1862. His father, William Scott, was an … Continue reading

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Archibald Lampman

At the Long Sault and other poems by Archibald Lampman, was published by The Ryerson Press in 1943. If you travel the MacDonald/Cartier freeway east through the province of Quebec, you will inevitably pass through the city of Dollard des … Continue reading

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