"The first edition of this invaluable reference work appeared in 1926 ... The fourth edition edition has been brought up to date and contains 400 new entries, making a total of over 5,000 biographies of noteworthy Canadians. .... Here, in concise and authoritative form, are all the essential details of the lives of notable Canadians who died before 1976". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Preface to the Fourth Edition / W.A. McKay -- Key to Bibliographical Abbreviations -- Macmillan Dictionary of Canadian Biography [entries from "Abbott, Sir John Joseph Caldwell" to "Zimmerman, Samuel"].