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Memorable Manitobans: Agnes Laut (1871-1936)

Author, journalist.

Born at Brucefield, Huron County, Ontario on 11 February 1871, daughter of John Laut and Eliza George, her grandfather, Rev. James George, was acting Principal of Queens University (Kingston) from 1853 to 1857. She came to Manitoba with her parents in childhood, and worked as an editorial writer with the Manitoba Free Press from 1895 to 1897. She later was a contributor to Canadian, American and English magazines and periodicals, such as The Saturday Evening Post, Financial Post, Review of Reviews, and Colliers. She wrote Lords of the North (1900), Heralds of Empire (1902), The Story of the Trapper, The Pathfinders of the West, Vikings of the Pacific (1905), Hudson’s Bay Co., Freebooters of the Wilderness, New Dawn, Canadian Commonwealth, Pioneers of the Pacific Coast (1915), The Conquest of the Great Northwest (2 volumes, 1908). She died in New York.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Deirdre Bryden for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 October 2014

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