O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1797-02-27
Death 1880-05-29
Irish (Republic of Ireland)

Biographical notes:

Physician, historian and bibliographer.

From the description of Papers of E. B. O'Callaghan, 1830-1879 (bulk 1845-1860). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131658

Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, historian, was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1797. He emigrated to Quebec in 1823 and was admitted to medical school in 1827. In 1834 O'Callaghan became the editor of "The Vindicator." He was elected a member of the assembly of Lower Canada, but moved to Albany, New York, after the insurrection. After a long employment in the office of the secretary of state at Albany in editing the records of the state, he moved to New York City in 1870. He died in 1880.

From the description of Papers, [ca. 1770-1826]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58657668

From the description of Notes, [186-]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58772341

Irish physician and historian who emigrated to Canada, where he became a member of Parliament, and later moved to New York.

From the description of Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan letter to J. Carson Brevoort [manuscript], 1863 Dec 11. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 180936439

Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1797. He emigrated to Quebec in 1823 and was where he completed his medical studies and in 1827 began practice in Montreal. About 1832, O'Callaghan became the editor of "The Vindicator." He was elected a member of the assembly of Lower Canada in 1834, but the insurrection of 1837 forced him to seek asylum in the United States. He settled in Albany, New York where he was given a position in the office of the secretary of state as a curator of records related to the colonial history of New York State. He compiled extensive published works containing transcriptions and translations of these records. He died in 1880.

From the description of Papers, 1840-1880. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 122314801

Biographical Note

  • 1797, Feb. 28: Born, Mallow (near Cork), Ireland
  • 1820: Began study of medicine, Paris, France
  • 1823: Emigrated to Canada to complete studies; admitted to medical practice
  • 1830: Moved from Quebec to Montreal, Canada
  • 1834: Became editor of Montreal Vindicator
  • 1835: Elected to assembly of Upper Canada from Yamaska
  • 1837: Participated in revolutionary action at St. Denis; fled Canada to avoid prosecution and settled in Albany, N. Y.
  • 1837 - 1848 : Practiced medicine
  • 1846 - 1848 : Published History of New Netherland. New York: D. Appleton. 2 vols.
  • 1848 - 1870 : Devoted full time to editing New York state records
  • 1850 - 1851 : Published The Documentary History of the State of New York. Albany, N.Y.: Weed, Parsons. 4 vols.
  • 1852(?) - 1870 : Edited colonial archives while attached to the office of the New York secretary of state
  • 1870 - 1877 : Moved to New York, N.Y., to arrange and translate the municipal archives
  • 1880, May 29: Died, New York, N.Y

From the guide to the E. B. O'Callaghan Papers, 1830-1876, (bulk 1845-1860), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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  • Wampum
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  • Medicine--Practice
  • Windmills
  • Editions
  • Americana--Bibliography
  • Indians of North America
  • Canadian newspapers
  • Archives--Europe
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  • Bibliographers
  • Physicians
  • Journalists
  • Archivists
  • Legislators--Lower Canada
  • Historians

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  • New York (State) (as recorded)
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  • Lower Canada (as recorded)
  • New York (State) (as recorded)
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  • United States (as recorded)
  • Canada (as recorded)
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