Friday, August 19, 2011

renowned editors of canadian daily newspapers: george brown

George Brown

Discovered deep in the stacks of the University of Guelph's library: a pamphlet published by the Thomson newspaper chain circa 1959 spotlighting major editors of the past.

1959 was a key year for scholars of George Brown, as the first half of J.M.S. Careless's biography Brown of the Globe was published (volume two followed four years later). During the 1960s the founding publisher of the Globe was honoured with a postage stamp to celebrate the 150th anniversary of his birth and a new college that still bears his name.

LINK: An old Historicist piece about the circumstances of Brown's demise.

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