William Kirby

William Kirby (HMNCL)

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada
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N 43° 15.297', W 79° 4.303'

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In English:
Born in England, Kirby came to Canada in 1839 and began work as a tanner in the vicinity of Niagara-on-the-Lake. There he developed his literary talents and soon after moving into the town in 1848 embarked on a long and prolific career as a journalist and writer. Keenly aware of the region's past, he celebrated its traditions in poetry and a history, Annals of Niagara (1896), but it was his interest in French Canadian legends which inspired his most famous work The Golden Dog (1877). The novel made him a national figure and in 1882 he became an original Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

in French:
N? en Angleterre, Kirby arriva au Canada en 1839. Il travailla comme tanneur dans le banlieue Niagara, o? il d?veloppa son talent litt?raire. Peu apr s'?tre install? dans le ville en 1848, il entreprenit une longue et f?conde carri?re comme journalist et ?crivain. Connaisant tres bien le pass? del la r?gion, il c?l?bra ses traditions dans des po?mes et dans une ouvrage historique, Annals of Niagara (1896). Mais son int?r?t pour les l?gendes canadiennes-francaises lui inspera son oevre le plus connue, Le Chien d'Or. Ce roman le rendit c?l?bre et, en 1882, il fut nomm? membre de la Soci?t? Royale du Canada.

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Government of Canada · Gouvernement du Canada
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:29am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 656521 N 4790932
Decimal Degrees43.25495000, -79.07171667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 15.297', W 79° 4.303'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 15' 17.82" N, 79° 4' 18.18" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26 Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0, CA
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