Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944

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Canadian poet, humorist, essayist, teacher and historian, Leacock was born at Wanmore, England, December 30, 1869; died at Toronto March 28, 1944. Among his many books are College Days (1923).

From the description of Bell collection of Leacock papers 1913-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 225405530

Canadian writer and economist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Montreal, to Mr. Glass, 1919 May 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 593956216

Canadian economist, political science professor, humorist, and writer.

From the description of Letter, 1928. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 32452377

Stephen Butler Leacock (1869-1944) has been called the greatest humorist of his age. Born in England and raised in Canada, Leacock was graduated from the University of Toronto in 1891. In 1903, he was awarded a Ph. D. in Economics by the University of Chicago. During the remainder of his life, Leacock taught at McGill University in Montreal and was an economist for the London Times. His numerous stories and sketches created his reputation as a humorist.

From the guide to the Leacock, Stephan Butler. Papers, 1901-1946, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)

Humorist, writer, and economist.

From the description of Papers, [19--?]. (University of Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52248273

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creatorOf John Lane Company. Records of the John Lane Company, 1856-1933 (bulk, 1894-1930). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Schmidt, Karl. Letters, 1883-1937. New Hampshire Newsp Project
creatorOf OAC Review Index (University of Guelph). LIterary section : Canadian Author Lecture / Frank Newbould, OAC Review, v.46, no.5, Feb. 1934, p. 292-293. University of Guelph
creatorOf Grand Theatre Collection (University of Guelph). Sunshine Town / the musical version of Stephen Leacock ; book, lyrics and music by Mavor Moore ; musical score arranged by Howard Cable, 1955 - house program. University of Guelph
creatorOf Aikman, Duncan, 1889-1955. Contributions to The American Mercury, 1933-1938. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf OAC Review Index. College life, OAC Review, v.28, no.6, Feb. 1916, p.241-242. University of Guelph
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Bell collection of Leacock papers 1913-1932. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Love me, love my letters : the use of ink for the first inklings of love. Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1943. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Letter : Orillia, [Ont.], to [Samuel?] Clemens, [not after 1910] [June or July] 7. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Ontario Agricultural College. Staff. Collection of Photos of Lecturers of the Ontario Agricultural College, 1926-1939. University of Guelph
referencedIn Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Records, 1910-1954. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn John Jay Chapman additional papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Peter Blais Collection. Sunshine Town / by Mavor Moore ; directed by Peter Boretski, 1967 - House Program. University of Guelph
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Meeting of the Union Literary Society, Nov.19, 1920, OAC Review, V.33, No.4, Dec.1920, p.202. University of Guelph
referencedIn Fred C. Kelly Papers, 1867-1966 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Autograph letter signed : Montreal, to Mr. Glass, 1919 May 17. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Leacock, Stephan Butler. Papers, 1901-1946 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Harold J. Laski Collection, 1918-1946 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Alexander, William Albert, 1875-1943. Papers 1916-1943. Indiana University
creatorOf Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph). Bell Canada Reading Series, 1999 - performance files. University of Guelph
creatorOf OAC Review Index. The Christmas Carol / Stephen Leacock, OAC Review, v.38, no.4, Dec. 1925, p.121-124. University of Guelph
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Let me introduce you to : , OAC Review, v.33, no.12, Aug. 1921, p.xxxviii. University of Guelph
creatorOf OAC Review Index (University of Guelph). A diplomatic evening / W. G. Tolton, OAC Review, v.48, no.3, Dec. 1935, p. 137-138. University of Guelph
creatorOf OAC Review Index (University of Guelph). Medals, Scholarships, Prizes at the Ontario Agricultural College / A. M. Porter, OAC Review, v.47, no.1, Oct. 1934, p. 9-16. University of Guelph
creatorOf NDWT Archives (University of Guelph). Canada's Greatest Humorist: Stephen Leacock / written and portrayed in a one-man show by John Stark ; directed by Keith Turnbull, 1980 - press releases. University of Guelph
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Autograph letter signed Stephen Leacock to: "Miss Smaill" January 22, 1917. Wellesley College
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Literary notes / O.J. Stevenson, OAC Review, v.44, no.4, Dec.1931, p.233-237. University of Guelph
referencedIn Jesse Siddall Reeves Papers, 1853-1942, 1901-1942 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace records, 1910-1954. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Albert Stephens Borgman autograph collection, 1600-1950. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 The Bancroft Library.
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Autograph letter signed Stephen Leacock to: "Dear Miss Smaill" May 3, 1917. Wellesley College
creatorOf Theatre Passe Muraille Archives. The Speculation of Jefferson Thorpe / by Z. J. Kurlowicz and Gerry Hess ; adapted from Stephen Leacock's Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, 1981 - unproduced reading script. University of Guelph
referencedIn Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923. Letters of Thomas Bird Mosher, 1900-1920. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. [Stephen Leacock miscellanea]. University of British Columbia Library
creatorOf OAC Review Index. Editorial : Farewell to '25, OAC Review, v.37, no.10, June 1925, p.392-393. University of Guelph
referencedIn Arthur Ernest Morgan papers concerning Edward Bellamy, 1912-1944. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Letters to [William F.] Russell. [s.l.]. 1922. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn John Lane Company Records TXRC00-A11., 1856-1933, bulk 1894-1930 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf NDWT Archives (University of Guelph). Canada's Greatest Humorist: Stephen Leacock / written and portrayed in a one-man show by John Stark ; directed by Keith Turnbull, 1980 - promotional materials. University of Guelph
creatorOf Wilstach, Frank Jenners, 1865-1933,. Autograph Collection, 1895-1928. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Seagram Company, Ltd. Marketing records, 1942-1994. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Letter, 1928. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Papers, [19--?]. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Tewson, William Orton, 1877-1947. Letters to Stephen Leacock, 1925 January 16 and May 27. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf OAC Review Index. The new era, OAC Review, v.32, no.1, Sept.1919, p.1-16. University of Guelph
creatorOf NDWT Archives (University of Guelph). Canada's Greatest Humorist: Stephen Leacock / written and portrayed in a one-man show by John Stark ; directed by Keith Turnbull, 1980 - production photos. University of Guelph
referencedIn Morley family. Papers. Christopher Darlington Morley, 1890-1957. Additions. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf NDWT Archives (University of Guelph). Some Evening Sunshine / from "Sunshine Sketches of a Litte Town" by Stephen Leacock ; adapted by Neil Freeman, 1972 - unproduced reading script. University of Guelph
creatorOf OAC Review Index. The great election in Missinaba County / by Stephen Leacock, OAC Review, v.25, no.5, Feb.1913, p.247-253. University of Guelph
creatorOf Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944. Postcard, 1938, March 9, to Col. Taylor. Brown University, John Hay Library
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Birth 1869-12-30

Death 1944-03-28

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