Wade, Hugh Mason, 1913-1986

Wade, Hugh Mason, 1913-1986



Hugh Mason Wade was born on July 3, 1913, in New York City. Much of his childhood was spent in Cornish, NH, where his family owned as summer home. He graduate from Harvard in 1935, and took a position as publisher's editor for Harcourt, Brace & Co., that same year. In 1936, he became publisher's editor for Little Brown & Co. He published his first book "Margaret Fuller: Whetstone of Genius" in 1940, followed by "Francis Parkman, Heroic Historian" in 1943, and "The French Canadian Outlook" in 1946. He edited "The Writings of Margaret Fuller" in 1941, and "The Oregon Trail" in 1943. In 1950, he was appointed professor at Catholic University of America. In 1955, he published "The French Canadian, 1760-1945" and became Director of Canadian Studies at the University of Rochester. In 1965, Wade moved on, to become Senior Professor of History at the University of Western Ontario. He retired from that position in 1972, and returned to Cornish, New Hampshire, where he died in January 1986.

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Hugh Mason Wade papers

Identifier: ML-14
Date(s): 1939 to 1985

Hugh Mason Wade (1913-1986), writer, professor and historian. The collection consists of articles, book manuscripts and galley proofs, research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, course information, scholarly papers, conference materials, student papers, magazines and pamphlets chronicling his career as a writer, professor and historian of Canadian history.