Veteran Dundurn Author Receives Research Grant

Veteran Dundurn Author Receives Research Grant

Posted on August 4 by Lucille H. Campey
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Dundurn author Dr. Lucille H. Campey has been awarded a grant from the Foundation for Canadian Studies in the UK. The foundation was established in 1974 and, amongst other things, supports UK and Canadian academics, resident in the UK, with their research costs. Lucille’s grant will go towards the preparation of the second book in the series The English in Canada which is being published by Dundurn Press. The first book in the series, Planters, Paupers and Pioneers – the English in Atlantic Canada, is the first comprehensive and detailed study ever to be written of early English emigration to Canada. It considers the factors which brought the English to Atlantic Canada and traces the English arrivals to their various settlements in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland. The second book will deal with English immigration to Ontario and Quebec. Said Lucille, “I am delighted to receive this grant. Carrying out the research on the English who settled in Ontario and Quebec will require extensive travel. I will be visiting archives in Ontario and Quebec and will also visit the many county record offices in England which contain rich sources of untapped records. The travel and subsistence costs will be substantial. While I have always financed my own research costs in the past I feel honoured to have been selected for a grant. I am very grateful to the Foundation for its support.” Look for Planters, Paupers, and Pioneers at your favourite bookseller this month.

Lucille H. Campey

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

Lucille H. Campey

Lucille H. Campey was born in Ottawa. A professional researcher and historian, she has a master’s degree in medieval history from Leeds University and a Ph.D. from Aberdeen University in emigration history. She is the author of fourteen books on early Scottish, English, and Irish emigration to Canada. She was the recipient of the 2016 Prix du Québec for her work researching Irish emigration to Canada.