Author Tags: 1900-1950, Early B.C., Forts and Fur, Politics

As part of an effort to write the history of Canada within the Makers of Canada series consisting of 21 biographies, provincial librarian R.E. Gosnell and R.H. Coats co-wrote volume 20 in the series, Sir James Douglas (Toronto: Morang & Co., 1908). Ostensibly a biography, it was mainly a history of Vancouver Island and British Columbia prior to Confederation. Born in 1874, Robert Hamilton Coats was a journalist and a statistician for the Dominion of Canada, then with the League of Nations. He also taught at the University of Toronto.


Coats, R.H. & R.E. Gosnell. Sir James Douglas (Toronto: Morang & Co., 1908; 1910; 1912; London: Oxford University Press, 1926).

[BCBW 2003] "1900-1950" "Politics" "Early B.C." "Forts and Fur"