Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE, UK
London School of Economics
Huntingdon Rd, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0JG, UK
101 N Merion Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010, USA
Bryn Mawr College
27 King's College Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H7, Canada
University of Toronto
75 Laurier Ave E, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
University of Ottawa
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
University of Saskatchewan
(The records of the old federal Department of the Interior...)
The records of the old federal Department of the Interior (1873-1936) have been difficult to find since their dispersal in 1930, when the three prairie provinces were at last put on the same footing as the other provinces in relation to their nature-given resources, and when, in 1936, the Department was abolished. This volume is designed as a finding aid to these records, which are of fundamental importance to any attempt to achieve a better understanding of the character and progress of the frontier of settlement in western Canada.
(The Palliser Expedition is one of the great works in Cana...)
The Palliser Expedition is one of the great works in Canadian exploration literature and the only full-scale account of the British North America Exploring Expedition. This lively narrative tells of the famous adventures of John Palliser, one of the first to explore and document vast areas of what is now western Canada.
Spry attended Bournemouth High School and graduated from London School of Economics in 1925. She then received her bachelor's degree from Girton College, Cambridge three years later and obtained her master's degree at Bryn Mawr College in 1929.
Spry also received honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto in 1971 and the University of Ottawa in 1985.
Spry's career as an economic historian began when she joined the Department of Political Economy at the University of Toronto in 1929. Subsequent births of their three children, Robin, Richard and Lib, however, interrupted her academic career.
During World War II Spry did serve actively on the Wartime Prices and Trade Board and its later affiliate, the Commodity Prices Stabilization Corporation, in Ottawa and, during the early postwar years, went to England and co-founded Saskatchewan House with her husband, broadcast reformer Graham Spry, who was Agent-General for Saskatchewan in London from 1946 to 1967. During those years, she represented the Federated Women's Institutes of Canada at the Associated Country Women of the World from 1954 to 1967, including service as the group's executive chair from 1959 to 1965.
Spry's formal academic career eventually resumed in 1967, first at the University of Saskatchewan and finally at the University of Ottawa in 1968, where she would remain for the rest of her life.
Though officially retiring in 1973, Spry continued to teach courses at Ottawa's Department of Economics until the early 1980s and, indeed, gave lectures in Canadian economic history as recently as 1995.
(The records of the old federal Department of the Interior...)1993
(The Palliser Expedition is one of the great works in Cana...)1995
Spry was a member of the Associated Country Women of the World, Women’s Corona Society, Royal Economic Society, Canadian Economic Association, Canadian Historical Association and Canadian Political Science Association.
Spry married Graham Spry on June 30, 1938. The couple had 3 children, Robert Graham Michel, Richard Daniel Evan and Elizabeth Ann de Gaspe.