Marchant, Leo

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Marchant, Leo

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E. N. Clark and Leo Marchant were two British newspapermen who travelled on foot from sea to sea across Canada. They left Montreal, Quebec on the 8th of August 1908 and arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia approximately 121days later. According to a travel journal written by Sinclair Thomson Duncan (1911), “the two men set out on the journey without money and food, so that highway- men would find nothing on them to rob, and they carried no firearms or any kind of dangerous weapons. With the exception of tramps, who gave them some trouble, they were allowed to pass along unmolested, and received enough to eat as they passed from stage to stage on the railway track.”


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Taylor-Baxter Family (1874-)

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Leo Marchant knew H.F. Glassey from some past association enough to send him a postcard.

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Revised on April 20, 2012 by KS.


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Excerpt taken from: "From Shetland to British Columbia, Alaska and the United States; being a journal of travels, with narrative of return journey after three years' exploration" by Sinclair Thomson Duncan. Published by Lerwick [Shetland Isles]: Charles J. Duncan, 1911. Available at:

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