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As the Story is Told: Gaff Linkum

Taken from As the Story is Told. I actually tracked down a copy of Gaff Linkum digitally a few years ago [here] and read about half of it. It was interesting, though I could see why it didn’t become a best seller! I was hoping to find some clues about my own ancestors. While I…

Archibald Lampman

As the Story is Told: Archibald Lampman

Taken from As the Story is Told. Archibald Lampman   The poet Archibald Lampman was born in St. John’s rectory Morpeth in 1861. His father, the Reverend Archibald Lampman was sent to this parish when the diocese of Huron was young. Though only six years of age when his father left the parish, it is…

Gaff Linkum

Gaff Linkum, 1907 novel based on Morpeth, Ontario

It’s hard to imagine that the hamlet where I grew up, Morpeth, Ontario, was ever a bustling pioneer metropolis. But as I’ve read in “As the Story is Told,” it was quite the town. Archie P. McKishnie apparently thought so too, because in 1907, he published a novel that was set on the area’s inhabitants…