Place Published: Ottawa
Date Published: 1888
Binding: No binding
MARMETTE ALS SCARCE TO MARKET
Three pages, 5 x 8 inches. Argiculture Canada red embossed seal - Archives Branch, Ottawa, 27 Juin 1888.
Refers to La Revue Canadienne from 1886, mention travels to Europe, and references Benjamin Suite and makes speci c reference to a passage in "I'Histoire de Saint-Francois du Lac".
Small stain on front page, otherwise near fine condition.
Joseph-Etienne-Eugene Marmette was a Canadian novelist and historian. Marmette did his classical studies at the Petit Séminaire de Québec from 1857 to 1864. He then studied at Regiopolis College in Kingston, from 1864 to 1865, then he began studying law at Laval University in 1865. However, he did not finish this Classes. In 1867, Marmette was hired as a clerk at the Office of the treasury of the province of Quebec. In 1882, he became a federal government official in Ottawa. His work led him to make several trips to Europe, since he was first special agent of immigration to France and Switzerland, then assistant director of the Archives of Canada. While in this latter position, Marmette was notably responsible for transcribing archives relating to the history of Canada in French repositories. He was also responsible, in 1886, for the library of the Canadian pavilion at the Colonial Exhibition in London.
Marmette has made a name for himself as a novelist and essayist. The historical novel is the literary genre which mainly marks his writings. The author published his first novel, Charles and Éva, in the form of a soap opera in La Revue canadienne in 1866 and 1867. He repeated this model for two other novels in L'Opinion publique. He participated in the founding of the Royal Society of Canada in 1882, where he occupied the fifteenth seat of Section I (Literature, history and archeology in the French language).
Near Fine. Item #8174