19th Century

Introduction

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Born: Near Pe­ter­bo­rough, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da.

Biography

The Elms is the name of the fine re­si­dence, on Be­ver­ley Street, of Mr. Llew­el­lyn A. Mor­ris­on. [He] was born in Pe­ter­bo­ro’ Coun­ty, and un­til 1866 was oc­cu­pied on his fa­ther’s farm, and in the lum­ber woods.

After…a year at Nor­wood Gram­mar School, and two years in school teach­ing, he spent some time in the Unit­ed States, en­gag­ing in me­chan­i­cal in­dus­tries.

Returning to To­ron­to, he op­ened a ma­chin­e­ry ware­room, the be­gin­ning of the pre­sent So­ho Ma­chine Bro­ker­age, and since that time has been close­ly iden­ti­fied with the growth of ma­chin­e­ry bu­si­ness in Ca­na­da.

Mr. Mor­ris­on is a re­gu­lar con­trib­ut­or of ar­ti­cles on me­chan­ics to tech­ni­cal and sci­en­tif­ic pe­ri­od­i­cals.

His li­ter­a­ry gifts have led him al­so to com­pose a num­ber of sac­red po­ems and hymns. His pa­tri­o­tic Toc­sin Songs are al­rea­dy find­ing a place in Ca­na­di­an homes.

Graeme Mer­cer Ad­am
Toronto, Old and New, 1891

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