Burpee, Lawrence Johnstone, 1873-1946

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Burpee, Lawrence Johnstone, 1873-1946

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Lawrence Johnstone Burpee (1873–1946) was an historian, civil servant, librarian and writer. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Lewis Johnstone Burpee and Alice de Mill, sister of James De Mille. In 1899 he married Maud Hanington, with whom he had five children, Lawrence, Edward, Lewis, Ruth and Margaret.

Burpee was educated at home and at public and private schools. In 1890 he entered the Canadian civil service and served as private secretary to three successive ministers of justice. From 1905-1912 he was librarian of the Carnegie public library in Ottawa. From 1912 until his death, he was Canadian Secretary of the International Joint Commission.

Burpee published extensively in the areas of Canadian bibliography, geography and history. He died in Oxford, England, in 1946.

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