Haliburton, Thomas Chandler, 1796-1865

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Dates:
Birth 1796-12-17
Death 1865-08-27
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Canadian jurist and humorist.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to C. T. Barkley, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870942

Epithet: MP

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001190.0x000185

Richard Bentley (1794-1871) was an English publisher who was the owner of Richard Bentley and Son, and Haliburton was a Nova Scotian who was a politician, judge, and writer who was best known as the creator of the literary character, Sam Slick.

From the description of Letters to Richard Bentley, 1838-1861. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 82251102

From the guide to the Letters to Richard Bentley, 1838-1861., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Author and humorist Thomas Chandler Haliburton was a second-generation citizen of Nova Scotia. A lawyer, judge, and, after retiring to England, member of Parliament, Haliburton began his writing career with histories of Nova Scotia, which he published to correct opinions of Nova Scotia formed in the United Kingdom. He later combined his knowledge of Nova Scotia with the American comic tradition, compiling a series of rustic, vernacular tales featuring Sam Slick, the American clockmaker, one of the most popular comic figures of the century. He continued to publish comic yarns and occasional non-fiction throughout his life.

From the description of Thomas Chandler Haliburton letter to My dear sir, 1839 Jan. 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60678032

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Subjects:

  • Male authors--19th century--Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--19th century

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  • England (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)