Retrospects of a Newspaper Person 1931 Philip Dansken Ross ~ anecdotes of Canada's political and civic life 1880-1930


Title: Retrospects of a Newspaper Person

Author: Philip Dansken Ross

Description: First Edition. Boards in blue cloth with gilt lettering. Cloth shows some fading around edges and has a couple spot of light soiling.Ffep has the original owner's name (John A. McDougal) and a small bookseller label, else the interior is clean and unmarked. Dust jacket is worn; chipped at spine ends and corners; dampstain on spine, cup ring on front panel; in an archival mylar sleeve. Index. pp. xi, 327. A scarce volume in an even scarcer dust jacket.

A collection of ninety retrospective stories and anecdotes that colorfully illustrate various aspects of Canada's political and civic life (touching on many influential persons) between 1880 and 1930, peppered with curious incidents from the author's life. The author, Philip Ross (1858-1949), was a Canadian journalist and newspaper publisher. In 1886 Ross became co-owner of the Ottawa Evening Journal, having previously been with the Montreal Star and the Toronto Daily Mail, and served as its president for sixty years.

The original book owner was John A. McDougal, District Agent in Fort Smith (N.W.T.) and superintendent of Wood Buffalo National Park.

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good–

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Place: Toronto

Year: 1931
Keywords: Ottawa Evening Journal, Canadian newspapers, journalists, John A. McDougal,

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