Lawrence Burpee

Lawrence Johnstone Burpee (1873 - 1946)

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Lawrence Johnstone Burpee
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
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Died in Oxford, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 Jul 2017
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Categories: Royal Canadian Geographical Society | Ontario Historians | Fellow, Royal Society of Canada | Canadian Historical Association.


Lawrence Burpee is/was a significant Ontarian .

Lawrence Johnstone Burpee was a Canadian historian, civil servant, librarian and author.

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he was the son of Lewis Burpee and Alice DeMille. His family moved to Ottawa, Ontario, when he was a child. In 1899, he married Maud Hanington. They had three sons and two daughters: Lawrence, Ruth, Margaret, Edward and Arthur.

Burpee helped found and was the first president of the Canadian Historical Association. He also served as president of the Royal Society of Canada in 1936/37. He was the author of many books and articles, mainly related to Canadian history and geography, and was the founding editor of the Canadian Geographical Journal.


  • The Royal Canadian Geographical Society's Lawrence J. Burpee Medal[1]


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Lawrence J. Burpee

Lawrence J. Burpee in 1909
Lawrence J. Burpee in 1909

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