Hopkins, John Castell

John Castell Hopkins, journalist, encyclopedist (b at Dyersville, Iowa 1 Apr 1864; d at Toronto 5 Nov 1923). He became assistant editor of the Toronto Mail and Empire in 1890 and wrote a number of pamphlets, biographies and histories, including the deferential Life and Work of the Right Hon. Sir John Thompson (1895) and Progress of Canada (1901, rev as The Story of Canada, 1922). He edited Canada: An Encyclopaedia of the Country (6 vols, 1898-1900) - Canada's first ENCYCLOPEDIA - and succeeded George Morang as editor of the Annual Review of Canadian Affairs.