Book Covers, Various Biographies
From left to right:
- Henri Lecompte, L’œuvre du curé Labelle, 1924
- Abbé Elie-J. Auclair, Le curé Labelle, sa vie et son œuvre, 1930
- Cécile Prévost-Lamarre, Par monts et par vaux à la suite du Roi du Nord, 1941
- Pierre Couture, Antoine Labelle, l’apôtre de la colonisation, 2003
Source: Private collection of Dominique Beauregard
Within months of his passing, biographers and historians took an interest in Antoine Labelle’s life and work. The works that best defined his character, however, were probably those written with the cooperation of people who had been close to him. The biography by Abbé Elie-J. Auclair drew in part on the archives of the Prévost family (one member of which, Jules-Édouard, was a close friend of Labelle) and on firsthand accounts by people who knew Labelle. More than 25 after his death, studies of Labelle were still being published regularly. Few celebrities have been written about so extensively!