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James Bain Jr.

b. 1842, London, England; d. 1908, Toronto, ON


Toronto Grammar School


1883-1908, Chief Librarian, Toronto Public Library


Bain, James (1868). Sketch of the history of St. Andrew's Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, No. 16, G. R. C., Toronto. Hamilton, Ont.: Printed at the Craftsman Office.

Associations, Committees:

Canadian Society of Authors; Ontario Library Association, Champlain Society


1902, DCL, Trinity University, Toronto


1900-1902 President, Canadian Institute
1901-1902 President, Ontario Library Association

Other areas of activity:

1866-1878 bookseller in his father's bookstore; travelling salesman with James Campbell and Son, Toronto publishers and booksellers, and later London agent.
1878-1881 partner in J.C. Nimmo and Bain, London, England.
1881-1883 Manager, Canada Publishing C.
1897-1900 Canadian representative, Historical Manuscripts Commission of the American Historical Association
1903-1908 Convenor, Presbyterian General Assembly's committee on sabbath-school publications.
1905-1907 President, St. Andrew's Society.
Member, Canadian Institute; St. Andrew's Society; Muskoka Club


"Bain, James," Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Accessed 14 August 2013.
Canadian Magazine 15 (May-Oct 1900), 31-33.
Champion, T.E. (1900). “A great librarian: the late James Bain, D.C.L.” Canadian Magazine 31 (May-Oct. 1908): 223-6.
Obituary, Toronto Star, 23 May 1908

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