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DENISON, Mrs Grace Elizabeth   died 1 February 1914


Born Grace Elizabeth Sandys in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, this author was the eldest daughter of Archdeacon Sandys and married Albert Ernest Denison. She was a prominent Canadian journalist, best known as Society Editor of "Toronto Saturday night`. "The Canadian men and women of the time: a hand-book of Canadian biography of living characters` by Henry James Morgan, second edition, Toronto: William Briggs, 1912, cites her address as 125 Simcoe St, Toronto. She died in Toronto in her sixty-first year. @Morgan contains additional biographical information. See also "The Macmillan dictionary of Canadian biography` edited by W. Stewart Wallace, fourth edition revised, enlarged and updated by W. A. McKay, Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, [1978], and newspaper clippings on microfilm at OTM. One of the clippings includes a photograph of Mrs Denison.

  • The new cook book
  • Subjects: canada, cookery of,

    • 1. The | new cook book | a volume of | tried, tested and proven recipes | Revised edition | Edited by | Grace E. Denison
      London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co Ltd; nd
      20.0 x 13.0 cm   Pp [i-iv] v [vi] vii-viii, [17] 18-407 [408]   Green cloth  
      GB:   LB destroyed   *LoEN   OB  
      US:   NN  

      In the preface the author acknowledges "the kindness of the ladies of Toronto and other cities, who have sent me, in answer to my circulars, over one thousand tested and tried recipes # from which I have compiled the New Cook Book'. BMCat describes this edition as a reissue of "The new cook book', Winnipeg: [1906]. This is the only book I have found which originated in Canada and was subsequently published in Britain. It has not been revised for the British reader. In several places the writer still addresses herself to Canadians. On page 28, for example, she advises that "Sapolio... can be purchased at nearly every grocery in Canada'.
      LoEN dates this edition 1908 without brackets; however, there is no date on the title-page. OB dates it [1908] and LB [1907]. EngCat lists a revised edition published in October 1907 and costing 3s 6d.

    • 2. — [Another edition, [1912]]
      Can:   BViPro  
      US:   ICJ  

      NUCat records an edition published in London by S. Low, Marston and Co dated [1912]. This edition is also listed in EngCat as published in November 1912 and costing 2s.% General comments: Bitting 121 and Axford 292 both list an undated British edition; however, it is unclear whether the entries refer to the [1907] or [1912] edition.% Canadian editions: OTM holds the first edition entitled "The new cook book: a volume of tried, tested and proven recipes, by the ladies of Toronto and other cities and towns edited by Grace E. Denison`, Toronto: Rose Publishing Co, 1903. BMCat records as destroyed a revised edition of "The new cook book`, Winnipeg: Robinson and Co, [1906]. NUCat lists a revised edition dated [1906] but published in Toronto by Rose Publishing Co. OTM owns a revised and enlarged edition with a new title, "The Canadian family cook book: a volume of tried, tested and proven recipes by prominent Canadian ladies edited by Grace E. Denison`, Toronto: McLeod and Allen, 1914. Also at OTM is a later editio


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