North American Scholar


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  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1873-05-23
  • Born City: Murray Harbour
  • Born State/Country: PEI
  • Parents: George & Margaret Mackinnon B.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1953-11-11
  • Death City: St Petersburg
  • Death State/Country: FL
  • Married: Marguerite Upton, 3 Jan. 1907.
  • Education:

    B.A. Dalhousie, 1894; A.B. Harvard, 1896; A.M. 1897; Ph.D. Columbia, 1912.

  • Professional Experience:

    Instr. to prof. Lat. Colorado Coll., 1898-1908; prof, hist., 1908-11.

  • Dissertation:

    "An Encyclopedist of the Dark Ages: Isidore of Seville (Columbia, 1912); printed Columbia Studies in Political Science 48 (New York, 1912; repr. 1964).

  • Publications:

    History of the Franks, by Gregory, Bishop of Tours (trans.) (New York, 1916; repr. 1969); Cato the Censor on Farming (trans.) (New York, 1933; repr. 1966).

  • Notes:

    Ernest Brehaut published a standard translation of Cato Maior, De re rustica as well as articles on and translations from Cato, Isidore of Seville, and Gregory of Tours. An intellectual historian by his Ph.D. training, he early gave up academic employment and pursued scholarship independently while managing a large farm at Creamridge, NJ.

  • Sources:

    Dalhousie, Harvard, Columbia & Colorado Coll. alumni records & archives; St. Petersburg Times (14 Nov. 1953) 16.

  • Author: Owen Cramer