Ernest Buckler

(949 words)
  • Andrew Lesk (University of Toronto)

A descendant of Loyalist settlers who resided in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, Ernest Buckler was the only son born to Appleton and Mary Buckler on July 19, 1908. In his later childhood, he worked during the summer in Connecticut, enabling him to pay for schooling at Dalhousie University in Halifax. After graduating with a liberal arts BA, he moved to Toronto, where he completed his MA at Trinity College, University of Toronto. From 1930 to 1936, he worked at the Manufacturers Life Insurance Company but then, due to failing health, returned to the valley, where he remained for the rest of his life.

His writing career began in 1937 with contributions to the American magazine Esquire. The following year saw his …

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Lesk, Andrew. "Ernest Buckler". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 February 2005
[, accessed 03 July 2015.]

Articles on Buckler's works

  1. The Mountain and The Valley