Prowse, George Robert Farrar, 1860-1946

Prowse, George Robert Farrar, 1860-1946



  • Existence: 1860 - 1946


George Robert Farrar Prowse was born in St. John, Newfoundland in 1860. He was educated at Haileybury College in England. In 1892, he became interested in early explorers of Canada, and began studying old maps at the Boston Public Library, British Museum, and in Paris. He came to Manitoba in 1905 and over a period of nearly 21 years taught school at Snowflake, Minitonas, Cypress River, Souris, Rossburn, Starbuck, and Fairfax. He was the first Principal of Bannatyne School (1911-1913). He retired in 1926, and began to work full-time on his historical research. He died at St. Boniface on 31 August 1946.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Prowse writings and correspondence

Stefansson Mss-117
Identifier: Mss-117
Date(s): 1931 to 1944

George Robert Farrar Prowse (1860-1946), teacher. Consist of mimeographs of his privately printed works as well as a bibliography and correspondence with Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Alan Cooke and David O. True.