Place Published: Ottawa
Date Published: 1965
Binding: No binding
3 page Letter in French
Outstanding content. Marion obviously hugely respectful of Stewart Wallace is contacting him to ask him for his elaboration and perspective of a comment Wallace made in one of the paragraphs of his 1927 book, The Growth of Canadian National Feeling.
Séraphin Marion is explains why "I would like you to give an element of justice and to make an issue - after almost 40 years" Very interesting and important historical letter on the Francophones outside of Quebec.
Séraphin Marion was a Canadian professor, historian and literary critic. He was born in Ottawa on November 25, 1896. He was a vocal advocate of francophone rights outside Quebec. Marion graduated from the University of Ottawa with a BA in 1918 and MA in 1922. After receiving his doctorate from the Université de Paris, he taught French at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario (1920-1923). From 1926 to 1954 he taught French and French-Canadian literature at the University of Ottawa, later being named professor emeritus. He authored 20 studies, including a nine-volume collection entitled Les Lettres canadiennes d’autrefois (published between 1939 and 1958). He served as head translator and later as director of historical publications at the Public Archives of Canada (1923-1953). He was a member of the Royal Society of Canada (1934), the Académie canadienne-française and the Société des Dix (1962). Séraphin Marion died in Ottawa on November 29, 1983. The Séraphin Marion primary school in Ottawa, Ontario and Séraphin Marion street on the University of Ottawa campus were named in his honour. The Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Montréal awards the Prix Séraphin-Marion annually. Wikipedia
W. Stewart Wallace wrote many Canadian historical books including The Growth of Canadian National Feeling first published 1927
Near Fine. Item #4858