Archibald MacMechan

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Archibald McKellar MacMechan

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Archibald MacMechan (1897)
Born(1862-06-21)June 21, 1862
DiedAugust 7, 1933(1933-08-07) (aged 71)
AwardsLorne Pierce Medal (1932)

Archibald McKellar MacMechan FRSC (June 21, 1862 – 7 August 1933) was a Canadian academic at Dalhousie University and writer. His works deal mainly with Nova Scotia and its history. The Halifax Disaster (Explosion) was an official history of the Halifax Explosion.

Born in Berlin, Ontario (now known as Kitchener), he is credited with reviving Herman Melville's reputation in North America.[1] He had written to Melville in 1889, right at the end of his life.[2]

He was awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1932.

He was a long-term member of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society.

Works[edit]

  • Concerning The Oldest English Literature, (1889)
  • The Relation Of Hans Sachs To The Decameron, (1889)
  • Vergil, (1897)
  • William Greenwood, (1914)
  • The Winning Of Popular Government, (1915)
  • Three Sea Songs: Nova Scotia Chapbook, (1919)
  • Old Province Tales..., (1924)
  • Head-Waters Of Canadian Literature, (1924)
  • There Go the Ships, (1928)
  • The Centenary Of Haliburton's 'Nova Scotia', (1930)
  • Red Snow On Grand Pré, (1934)
  • Late Harvest, (1934)
  • The Halifax Disaster (Explosion), (1978)

Source: [3]

References[edit]

  • Janet E. Baker (1977), Archibald MacMechan: Canadian man of letters

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville, p. 115, editor Kevin J. Hayes.
  2. ^ Hershel Parker, Herman Melville: A Biography vol. 2, p. 898.
  3. ^ "Author - Archibald McKellar MacMechan". Author and Book Info.

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