Archibald McKellar MacMechan FRSC (June 21, 1862 – 7 August 1933)
was a Canadian academic at
Dalhousie University and writer. His works
deal mainly with
Nova Scotia and its history. The Halifax Disaster
(Explosion) was an official history of the Halifax Explosion.
Born in Kitchener, Ontario, he is credited with reviving Herman
Melville's reputation in North America. He had written to Melville
in 1889, right at the end of his life.
He was awarded the
Lorne Pierce Medal in 1932.
He was a long-term member of the Royal
Nova Scotia Historical Society.
Janet E. Baker (1977), Archibald MacMechan: Canadian man of letters
^ The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville, p. 115, editor Kevin
^ Hershel Parker, Hermann Melville: A Biography vol. 2, p. 898.
Wikisource has original works written by or about:
Archibald MacMechan at Project Gutenberg
Works by Archibald McKellar MacMechan at Faded Page (Canada)
Works by or about
Archibald MacMechan at Internet Archive
Archibald MacMechan at
LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
Nova Scotia History Books. at www.blupete.com
Dan Conlin Canadian Privateering Homepage, "Archibald MacMechan's
'Ballad of the Rover' "
The Archives of Archibald MacMechan: A Guide[permanent dead link]
Archibald MacMechan’s report, The Halifax Disaster
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