BIOGRAPHICAL BOOKS

The following books have all, or a large portion of the text dedicated to biographies
of prominant members of Montreal society. Unfortunately most are
long out of print but are available at most Canadian libraries.

Montreal, It's History
to which has been added Biographical Sketches, with Photographs of Many of it's Principal Citizens
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, Drysdale & Co., Montreal, 1875

Canadian Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men
Quebec and Maritime Provinces
American Biographical Publishing Company, H.C. Cooper Jr. & Co., Chicago, New York, Toronto, 1881

A History of the Scotch Presbyterian Church, St. Gabriel Street, Montreal
By Rev. Robert Campbell, M.A.,  W. Drysdale & Co., Publishers, 1887

Montreal History and Gazeteer to the year 1892
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892

Histoire de la Corporation de la Cite de Montreal   Depuis on Original Jusqu'a Nos Jours (1903)
By J. Cleophas Lamothe, Avocat & La Violette et Masse  editeurs,  Montreal Printing and Publishing Company Ltd. 1903
(Text in French except for the biographies of Anglo-Montrealers which are written in English)

A History of Quebec, It's Resources and People
By Benjamin Sulte, Dr, C.E. Fryer & Sen. L.O. David, Canadian History Company, Montreal and Toronto, 1908

Montreal, Pictorial and Biographical
Published by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Montreal, 1914

Montreal 1534-1914 (3 volumes)
By William Henry Atherton, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, Montreal, Vancouver, Chicago, 1914

Prominent People of the Province of Quebec in Professional, Social & Business Life 1923-1924
published by The Biographical Society of Canada, Limited, Montreal

The Storied Province of Quebec Past and Present  (5 volumes)
Ed. Col. William Wood, Dominion Publishing Company, Limited, Toronto 1931

From the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s business was booming in Montreal. A large portion of the people listed in the Canadian biographical books were Montrealers. Here are some of the biographical books that were written during that time.

Biographies of Celebrated Canadians, and Persons connected with Canada
from the earliest history of the province down to the present time
By Henry J. Morgan (1842-1913), Hunter & Rose Co., Quebec, 1862

Portrait of British Americans- 3 volumes
By Wm. Notman & Fennings Taylor, Published by Notman, printed by Lovell 1865/1868

Bibliotheca Canadensis - or A Manual of Canadian literature
By Henry J. Morgan, Published by G. E. Desbarats, Ottawa, 1867

The Canadian Portrait Gallery - 4 volumes
By John Charles Dent, Published by John B. Magurn, Toronto, 1880

Canadian Parliamentary Companion 1883
Edited by J.A. Gemmill, J. Durie & Son, Ottawa 1883, Printed by the Gazette Printing Co., Montreal

Representative Canadians - A Cyclopedia of Canadian Biography being chiefly men of the Time 1886
Ed. Geo MacLean Rose, Rose Publishing Company, Toronto, 1886

Representative Canadians - A Cyclopedia of Canadian Biography being chiefly men of the Time 1888
Ed. Geo MacLean Rose, Rose Publishing Company, Toronto, 1888

The Canadian Album - Men of Canada or Success by Example (1894) - 4 volumes
Ed. Rev. Wm. Cochrane, Bradley, Garretson & Co., Brantford Ontario, 1894

The Bishops of the Church of England in Canada and Newfoundland
By Rev. Charles H. Mockridge, M.A., D.D., Toronto, F.N.W. Brown, 1896

Canadian Men & Women of the time 1898
Ed. By Henry James Morgan, Toronto, William Briggs, Richmond Street West

Men of Canada 1901-1902
A Portrait Gallery of Men whose energy, ability, enterprise and public spirit are
responsible for the advancement of Canada, the Premier Colony of Great Britain.
Ed. John A. Cooper, The Canadian Historical Company, Montreal and Toronto, 1902

The Newspaper Reference Book of Canada
Embracing Facts and Data Regarding Canada and Biographical Sketches of Representative Canadian Men for use by Newspapers
The Press Publishing Company Ltd., Toronto 1903

The Canadian Who's Who 1910
The Times, Toronto - The Musson Book Company Limited, London England, 1910

Canadian Men & Women of the Time 1912
Ed. Henry James Morgan, Toronto, William Briggs, Richmond St. W., 1912

Who’s Who and Why in Canada (and in Newfoundland) Volume 1, 1912
Ed. By John F. Kennedy, Canadian Press Association, Ltd., 1912

Business Men at Home and Abroad 1912-1913 (British)
By Herbert H. Bassett, London, England

Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1918
Edited by Colonel Ernest J. Chambers, Ottawa 1918

Who's Who and Why (Canada) 1921 - An Illustrated Biographical Record of Men & Women of the Time
Ed. B.M.Greene, International Press Ltd., C.P.R. Bulding, Toronto

Who's Who in Canada 1922 - including The British Possessions in the Western Hemisphere
Ed. B.M. Greene, International Press Ltd.

Who's Who in Canada  1925-1926 - An Illustrated Biographical Record of Men and Women of the Time
Including the British Possessions in the Western Hemisphere  18th year of Issue
Ed. B.M. Greene,  International Press Limited, Toronto

Who's Who in Canada - 1927An Illustrated Biographical Record of Men and Women of the Time Including the British Possessions in the Western Hemisphere - The Diamond Jubilee of Confederation Edition - 19th year of Issue
Ed. B.M. Greene, International Press Limited, Toronto

Who’s Who Among North American Authors Vol III 1927-28
Containing Biographical and Literary data of living authors whose birth or activities connect them to the continent of North America, with a Press Section devoted to journalists and magazine writers.
Ed. By A. Lawrence, Golden Syndicate Publishing Co., 1927

Who’s Who Among North American Authors Vol IV 1928-29
Containing Biographical and Literary data of living authors whose birth or activities connect them to the continent of North America, with a Press Section devoted to journalists and magazine writers. Ed. By A. Lawrence, Golden Syndicate Publishing Co., 1927

Who's Who in Canada - 1928-1929 An Illustrated Biographical Record of Men and Women of the Time Including the British Possessions in the Western Hemisphere - 20th year of Issue Ed. B.M. Greene, International Press Limited,

Prominent Men of Canada 1931-1932
Edited by Ross Hamilton, National Publishing Co. of Canada, Montreal

Canadian Who Was Who 1875-1933 vol. 1
Ed. Charles G. D. Roberts, Toronto, Trans-Canada Press 1934

National Encyclopedia of Canadian Biography
Ed. by Jesse Edgar Middleton & W. Scott Downs
The Dominion Publishing Company Ltd., Toronto, Ontario  1935

National Reference Book on Canadian Men and Women 5th edition - 1936
By H. Harrison, Canadian Newspaper Service

The Canadian Who's Who 1936-1937 vol. II - A Handbook of Canadian Biography of Living Characters
Ed. Sir Charles G.D. Roberts & Arthur Leonard Tunnel, Times Publishing Co., London Eng., Murray Printing Co. Toronto

National Encyclopedia of Canadian Biography
Ed. by Jesse Edgar Middleton & W. Scott Downs
The Dominion Publishing Company Ltd., Toronto, Ontario  1937

Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1937
Edited by Major A.L. Normandin, Ottawa 1918

The Canadian Who's Who 1938-1939  vol. III  - A Handbook of Canadian Biography of Living Characters
Ed. Sir Charles G.D. Roberts & Arthur Leonard Tunnel,
Trans Canada Press, Times Publishing Co., London Eng., Murray Printing Co. Toronto

Who's Who in Canada 1943-1944
Ed. B. M. Greene 32th year of Issue International Press Ltd., Toronto

Who's Who in Canada 1945-1946
Ed. B. M. Greene 34th year of Issue International Press Ltd., Toronto

Who's Who in Canada 1947-1948
Ed. B. M. Greene 36th year of Issue International Press Ltd., Toronto

Who's Who in the Agricultural Institute of Canada 1948
Published by the Agricultural Institute of Canada, Ottawa, 1948

Who’s who in Canada 1949-1950  An Illustrated Biographical Record of  Men and women of the Time
Ed. B. M. Greene  38th year of Issue, International Press Ltd., Toronto

The Canadian Who's Who  Vol VI 1952-1954 A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women
Trans-Canada Press, Toronto 1, Canada

The Canadian Who's Who Vol V 1949-1951 A Biographical Dictionary of Noteable Living Men and Women
Trans-Canada Press, Toronto 1, Canada

Who's Who in Canada 1956-1957
Ed. B. M. Greene 44th year of Issue International Press Ltd., Toronto

The Financial Post Directory Of Directors - Executives of Canada (1957)
MacLean-Hunter Publishing Co., Toronto 1957

Who's Who in Canada 1958-1959
Ed. B. M. Greene  46th year of Issue International Press Ltd., Toronto

The Canadian Who's Who  Vol IX 1961-1963 - A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women
Trans-Canada Press, Toronto 1, Canada

Who's Who in Canada 1962-1963
By E.W. Whelpton - 50th year of issue Ed. B.M. Greene, G.W. Stratton, International Press Ltd., 110 Adelaide St. E., Toronto

Who's Who in Canada  1966-1968
Published by Ernest W. Whelpton O.B.E. - 54th year of issue,
Ed. Hugh Fraser (Toronto), Herbert E. Barnett (Montreal), Edward R. White (Vancouver), International Press Ltd., Toronto

The Canadian Who's Who Vol XI  1967-1969 A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women
Who's Who Canadian Publications, Toronto, Canada

Who's Who in Canada 1969-1970
By E. W. Whelpton, 58th year of issue
Ed. Hugh Fraser (Toronto), Herbert E. Barnett (Montreal), International Press Ltd., Toronto

The Canadian Who's Who Vol XII  1970-1972 A Biographical Dictionary of Noteable Living Men and Women
Who's Who Canadian Publications, Toronto, Canada

Who's Who in Canada 1971-1972
By E. W. Whelpton, 60th year of issue
Ed. Hugh Fraser (Toronto), Herbert E. Barnett (Montreal), Terry M. Whelpton (Toronto)

Who's Who in Canada 1973-1974
Ed. E.W. Whelpton   62nd year of Issue, International Press Ltd., 643 Yonge St., Toronto

The Canadian Who's Who Vol XIII 1973-1975 - A Biographical Dictionary of Noteable Living Men and Women
Who's Who Canadian Publications, Toronto, Canada

Who's Who in Canada 1975-1976
Ed. E.W. Whelpton   64nd year of Issue, International Press Ltd., 643 Yonge St., Toronto

Who's Who in Canada 1980-1981
By E. W. Whelpton, 70th year of issue, International Press Ltd., Toronto
 

LATER WORKS ABOUT EARLIER PEOPLE

The (MacMillan) Dictionary of Canadian Biography
1st Edition, 1926
Compiled by W. Stewart Wallace, MacMillan Co. of Canada, Toronto

The (MacMillan) Dictionary of Canadian Biography
2nd Edition, revised and enlarged 1945
Ed. by W. Stewart Wallace, MacMillan Co. of Canada, Toronto.

The (MacMillan) Dictionary of Canadian Biography
3rd Edition, reprinted 1967
Ed. by W. Stewart Wallace, MacMillan Co. of Canada, Toronto.

Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967
Ed. J. Keith Johnson, Published by the Archives of Ontario, 1968

Creative Canada - a Biographical Dictionary of twentieth-century creative and performing artists (2 volumes)
Compiled by Reference Division, McPherson Library, University of Victoria, B.C., University of Toronto Press 1971/72

The (MacMillan) Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Five thousand concise biographies of prominent Canadians from the earliest times to 1976.
4th Edition, Ed. by W. A. Mackay, MacMillan Co. of Canada, Toronto, 1978

Biographical Dictionary of Graduates and Students of Knox College, Toronto, 1845-1945
Compiled by the Reverend T.G.M. Bryan, with additions by Gordon H. Allison
Privately printed 1982, available at the Presbyterian Archives

CANADIAN WHO'S WHO INDEX 1898-1984 Incorporating Canadian Men and Women of the Time
By Evelyn de R. McMann, University of Toronto Press 1986

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol I 1000-1700 University of Toronto Press 1966
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol II 1701-1740 University of Toronto Press 1969
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol III 1741-1770 University of Toronto Press 1974
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol IV 1771-1800 University of Toronto Press 1979
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol V 1801-1820 University of Toronto Press
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol VI 1821-1835 University of Toronto Press
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol VII 1836-1850 University of Toronto Press 1988
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol VIII 1851-1860 University of Toronto Press 1985
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol IX 1861-1870 University of Toronto Press 1976
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol X 1871-1880 University of Toronto Press 1972
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol XI 1871-1880 University of Toronto Press 1982
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol XII 1891-1900 University of Toronto Press 1990
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Vol XIII 1901-1910 University of Toronto Press 1994


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