Graeme Mercer Adam

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Graeme Mercer Adam
Born (1839-05-25)May 25, 1839
Loanhead, Scotland
Died October 30, 1912(1912-10-30) (aged 73)
New York City, New York
Resting place
St. James Cemetery, Toronto
Occupation Publisher, editor, and author

Graeme Mercer Adam (May 25, 1839 – October 30, 1912) was a Canadian author, editor, and publisher.

Adam was born in Scotland where he developed a deep interest in publishing. He moved to Toronto to run a bookstore. He shortly teamed with a partner to form Rollo & Adam, which ventured into publishing. Their first significant publication was entitled British American Magazine. It was edited by Henry Youle Hind, a geologist and writer about the Canadian northwest. The publication, although short-lived, was the first of a long series of important Canadian periodicals published by Adam. However, "his connection with the Commercial Union agitation injured his popularity in later years".[1]

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  1. ^ Hopkins, J. Castell (1898). An historical sketch of Canadian literature and journalism. Toronto: Lincott. p. 123. ISBN 0665080484. 

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