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William J. Eccles

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W. J. Eccles (William John Eccles) was a prominent historian of Canada. Born on July 17, 1917, in Thirsk, Yorkshire, England, he immigrated to Canada with his family in the 1920s. He earned advanced degrees from McGill University in Montreal and from the Sorbonne in Paris. His first appointments were at the University of Manitoba in 1953 and the University of Alberta in 1957. In 1963, he joined the faculty at the University of Toronto where he stayed on until his retirement in 1983. He died in Toronto on October 2, 1998.

His papers are held by McMaster University?.

He received the J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal for outstanding contributions to the history of Canada in 1979.


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Frontenac: The Courtier Governor (1959)
The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760 (1969)
France in America (1972).

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