Marchant, Leo

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Person

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Marchant, Leo

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Description area

Dates of existence

[18-?]-[19-?]

History

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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journalist, traveller

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Relationships area

Related entity

Taylor-Baxter Family (1874-)

Identifier of the related entity

2009.5

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

1909

Description of relationship

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

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Authority record identifier

2009.5.2.1

Institution identifier

NBCA

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Status

Final

Level of detail

Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised on April 20, 2012 by KS.

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  • English

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Sources

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:
http://www.archive.org/stream/fromshetlandtobr00duncuoft#page/n7/mode/2up

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