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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Edward McBride (1886-?)

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Born in Ontario, and educated at the Toronto Normal School, he drifted into bookselling. In 1912 he opened in Winnipeg the first Canadian office of the Grolier Society, remaining at its head until he was transferred to Toronto in 1923. In 1949 he became president of the Grolier Society of Canada Limited, and he was instrumental in the creation of the Encyclopedia Canadiana.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 9 April 2008

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