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HASKINS, JAMES, 1805-1845

James Haskins fonds. - 1840. - 3 pages (one leaf).

Biographical Sketch

Doctor and poet, James Haskins was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1805 and studied the arts and medicine at Trinity College, Dublin. He immigrated to Canada with his sister and his aunt in 1834 and settled in Belleville (Upper Canada) where he practised medicine in the surrounding region. Haskins contributed poetry to the Literary Garland (Montreal) between 1843 and 1846. A volume of his poetry was published posthumously by a friend, entitled The Poetical Works of James Haskins (1848) and edited by Henry Baldwin.

Scope and Content

The James Haskins fonds includes three manuscript poems written by Haskins on a single sheet and mailed to Reverend A.N. Bethune (editor of The Church) in Cobourg in 1840: Rachel, The Contrast, and The British Oak.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from David Ewens Rare Books. [1983-14]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: none.

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