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WILKIE, DANIEL, 1777-1851

Daniel Wilkie fonds. - 1796-1848. - 2 volumes.

Biographical Sketch

Teacher, author, Presbyterian clergyman and journalist, Daniel Wilkie was a prominent member of the Quebec City élite of his day. He was born in Scotland in 1777 and educated at the University of Glasgow where he undertook Divinity Studies. In 1803, he received his M.A. and immigrated to Canada. He was active in the Quebec Philosophical Society, the Quebec Emigrants' Society, the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec and the St. Andrew's Society of Quebec. He founded several schools and taught many of the political and intellectual leaders of Quebec, both French and English.

Scope and Content

The Daniel Wilkie fonds includes his diary for 1846 to 1848; manuscript volume containing notes on books, sermons and lectures for the period 1796 to 1811, and a list of Wilkie's writings, 1804 to 1845.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: received from a descendant of Daniel Wilkie in 1980. [1989-07]

Language: material in the fonds is in English.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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