Dr. Lorne Pierce 1890-1961

Editor of The Ryerson Press 1920-1960, Pierce was born at Delta and devoted his life to the promotion of Canadian literature. He established scholarships at several Canadian universities and, in 1926, presented the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal for distinguished authorship by a Canadian. He edited the "Makers of Canadian Literature" and the "Ryerson Poetry Chap-books." His writings include: "An Outline of Canadian Literature" (1927); "A Canadian People" (1945); "A Canadian Nation" (1960); and studies of Albert Durrant Watson (1924), Marjorie Pickthall (1925) and William Kirby (1929). In 1924, he established at Queen's University the Edith and Lorne Pierce Collection of Canadian Literature, one of the best of its kind in Canada.


On the grounds of the United Church in Delta - Highway 42, west of Athens

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Municipality: Township of Athens