Sous-fonds SF14 - Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. George Frederick Cameron sous-fonds

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Lorne and Edith Pierce collection. George Frederick Cameron sous-fonds

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CA ON00239 SF14

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  • [188-] (Creation)
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    Cameron, George Frederick

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0.01 m of textual records

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(1854-1885)

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GEORGE FREDERICK CAMERON was born at New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, September 24th, 1854,–the eldest son of James Grant Cameron and Jessie Sutherland. He was educated at the local High School, where he read Virgil and Cicero in the original and devoted much time to poetry, and at the Boston University of Law. His family had moved to Boston in 1869. After graduation he entered a law office, but gave considerable attention to literary work, contributing to a number of journals. In 1882, he entered Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and the following year had the distinction to win the prize for the best original poem.

In March, 1883, Mr. Cameron became editor of the Kingston News, and in the following August, married Ella, the eldest daughter of Mr. Billings Amey, of Millhaven. He continued in his editorial position until a few weeks before his untimely death from heart failure, September 17th, 1885. For two years he had suffered much from insomnia. His young wife and their daughter survived him.

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Sous-fonds consists of a holograph, autographed sonnet by Cameron: A year after.

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Gift of Lorne and Edith Pierce

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  • English

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2001.1

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  • Shelf: 2001.1