Date Published: 1931
Binding: No binding
Autographed French Letter Signed (ALS) of Raoul Leblanc to François Joseph Audet. Letter, envelope and business card of Raoul LeBlanc.
The letter is confirming sending a copy of the first edition [January 1931] titled La revue de l’Université d’Ottawa. A nice piece of publishing history. Very good condition.
Georges Simard and Raoul LeBlanc, both Oblates of Mary Immaculate – conceived the idea to publish a periodical “to favour the development of higher culture.” The first edition appeared in January 1931 under the title La revue de l’Université d’Ottawa. As the need was being felt to add to the Revue an organism that would help the professors of the University of Ottawa to publish their research, it was decided in the fall of 1936 to create Les Éditions de l’Université d’Ottawa. The first volume appeared in 1937: Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d’Iberville by Father Louis LeJeune was a posthumous volume.
Francis-Joseph Audet was first employed in 1888 in the Secretary of State Department with the Keeper of the Records. Records and personnel were transferred to the Archives in 1904, and Mr. Audet remained there until he retired in 1939. Audet wrote in 1917 Canadian historical dates and events, 1492-1915. He was named Archivist Emeritus in recognition of his long service from 1889-1939.