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.
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