Dictionary of Guyanese Biography 1984 – Arthur and Elma Seymour

Dictionary of Guyanese Biography – 1984

By:  Arthur and Elma Seymour  –  Published in 1984.  (117 pages)

“The completion and production of the Dictionary of Guyanese Biography (DGB) constitutes, I could see, a continuance and logical extension of the literary and cultural work on which I have been engaged over the past 40 years.

In the first place the DGB is a collection of biographies laying emphasis upon the lives of Guyanese and others who have helped to build the modern Guyana and so it is a variation of biography and autobiography.  

In the second place, the DGB represents a personal identification and selection of some of the main characters in Guyanese history, to give the Guyanese people a sense of pride in the work of the characters of the past, in a way reminiscent of the activities of the Union of Cultural Clubs.”  (From the Introduction pages 2-3)

Click tiles below to view the slideshow of entries:

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Comments

  • de castro compton  On November 8, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Sorry unable to read articles on my tablet….print much much too minute…
    Will try on bigger screen see if eligible

    Kamptan would love to read….

    • Shirley Cromer  On November 8, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      If you click on the page it enlarges and you can read.

  • Gloria Y Fredericks  On November 8, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    It would be interesting read if it were legible. Will not allow me to enlarge.

  • de castro compton  On November 8, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Technological ‘hang-up’….
    Maybe my tablet has facility for enlarging print….back to my Google nexus tablet hand book….usually by double touching screen….but even that enlarging is not sufficient…
    Maybe it should be re-sent to Guyanese on line for expanding….
    Kamptan

  • Hubert Williams  On November 8, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    HELLO, CYRIL: AT ONE TIME I WAS CLOSE TO AJ AND HIS WIFE AND KNOW THAT “EMMA” IN THE HEADLINE/BYLINE IS NOT CORRECT… IT IS ELMA AND THE BOOK COVER MAGNIFIED WOULD SHOW THAT TO BE SO… REGARDS.

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    Reply:
    Thanks Hubert.. I have made the change.
    Cyril

  • Vilma Tafawa  On November 9, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Looks interesting. Great job! Is the book available for sale?

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