Diary of James Horne Morrison, (1894-1895) a Scots Missionary in Canada
|Author: ||Schlenther, Boyd|
A graduate of the University of Aberdeen, James Morrison went to Moose Jaw as a student-minister from April 1894-April 1895. His pen was sharp and incisive, his literary abilities of a high order. The diary paints splendid cameos of social, political and religious gatherings, often with wickedly funny observations. Moreover, the author produced beautifully crafted descriptions of natural phenomena. Together with its high literary merit, this journal is of decided historical importance -- an exceedingly rare first-hand account of life amongst the prairie settlers of western Canada during its formative period.