Born in Calgary in 1907, Riel historian and political scientist Thomas Flanagan noted in a 1992 edition of The Birth of Western Canada that Stanley had early Métis and Sarcee acquaintances. He began studying at the University of Alberta before a Rhodes Scholarship sent him to Oxford, where he began work on his doctoral dissertation in 1931. In 1936, Stanley signed a contract with Longmans Green to publish his work. The book received modest attention and sold several hundred copies over the next several years.
|Herbert Mason's Iconic Photo of St. James|
Cathedral, 30 Dec. 1940
|Cpt. Stanley 1940 St.FX Bio Page|