Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Sylva Clapin


Clapin, Sylva (1853-1928), author, was born at St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, on July 15, 1853, the son of Joseph Clapin and Léocadie Lupien. He was educated at the college of St. Hyacinthe, and became a bookseller, successively at St. Hyacinthe, Paris, and Boston. He was also for a time engaged in journalism, first at St. Hyacinthe, and then at Worcester, Massachusetts. From 1902 to 1921 he was translator of the Canadian House of Commons at Ottawa. He died at Ottawa on February 17, 1928. He was the author of Souvenirs et impressions de voyage (St. Hyacinthe, 1880), La France transatlantique (Paris, 1885), Dictionnaire canadien-français (Montreal, 1894; new ed., 1902), A new dictionary of Americanisms (New York,1900), Histoire des Etats-Unis depuis les premiers établissements (Montreal, 1903), Inventaire de nos fautes les plus usuelles (Worcester, Mass., 1913; new ed., Montreal, 1918); and a translation of John Boyd's Sir George Etienne Cartier (Montreal, 1918).

[Consult another biography of Clapin found elsewhere at the site.]

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 74.


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