Minningarrit um Ásmund Pétur Jóhannsson og fyrri konu hans Sigríði Jónasdóttur / Einar P. Jónnson, bjó til Prentunar [Commemorating Ásmund Pétur Jóhannsson and his First Wife]

Jónsson, Einar Páll, 1880-1959 (editor/compiler)

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PUBLISHER: Winnipeg : Synir þeirra, 1954. DESCRIPTION: ENCLOSED (LAID IN) IS CARD IN ENVELOPE EXPRESSING GREETINGS OF JONAS WALTER JOHANNSSON OF PINE FALLS MANITOBA AS WELL AS KARI JOHANNSSON NAND GRETTIR JOHANNSSON, APPARENTLY DESIGNATING THIS COPY AS A GIFT. 137 p. : port. ; 21 cm. Mostly in the Icelandic language; some text in English. Anthology of eulogies in honour of a prominent Winnipeg Icelandic-Canadian businessman, Ásmund Pétur Jóhannsson, who donated a large sum of money to found a Chair in Icelandic Studies at the University of Manitoba and who was also an original investor in an Icelandic Steamship Company; he was also a founding member of the Icelandic National League (of Canada and the U.S.). The editor came to Canada in 1913 from Iceland, and became the editor of the leading Icelandic-Canadian journal, Logberg, that was and is still published in Winnipeg. See also Kristjanson, p. 491 for biog. of editor Jonsson. The contributing authors include the leading Icelandic-Canadian business, academic and church representatives of their day. Fine in flexible black faux leather with gilt lettering to spine. Referenced in Hjartar, p. 34. Bookseller Inventory # 35677

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