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BRAGG, Harry - Journalist with British Association Tour - 1884

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Harry Bragg (1856-1931) was raised in Blackburn, Lancashire, and arrived in Canada in 1884 in time to secure a ticket for the British Association's tour of the Northwest. As the only Canadian journalist onboard the train, Bragg was able to "scoop" other papers and send his stories to “The Montreal Star”. He later became the financial and managing editor for “The Montreal Star” and in 1905 founded “The Municipal Review”.

SOURCES:

https://static.torontopubliclibrary.ca/da/pdfs/37131055429096d.pdf Wm Bragg pg 2

“The Montreal Gazette”: July 31, 1884 - Invitation from H.J. Eberts for B.A. Tour Members to visit the Bell Farm

“The Daily Province”: Oct. 14, 1905 (Vancouver BC) - "How Harry Bragg "Scooped" Down East Papers"

“The Montreal Gazette”, March 28, 1931 - Harry Bragg / Professor Cheadle / Fr. Lacombe – 1884 B.A. Tour

Photo source: “Canadian Division of the Institute of Journalists”, c.1911, p. 21 - https://www.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.85996/27?r=0&s=1

Obituary for Harry Bragg – “Newspaper World” 1931 - Mr. Harry Bragg , who has died at Montreal in his 75th year, was a native of Blackburn, Lancashire, and came to Canada in 1885 .He was for some time financial and commercial editor of The Montreal Star, and in 1905 founded The Municipal Review, which became the official organ of the Union of Municipalities. Mr. Bragg took an active interest in the affairs of St. Lambert, where he lived, and was chairman of the Protestant School Board.

RESEARCH BY:

Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan