Parker, Gilbert, 1862-1932

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Birth 1862-11-23
Death 1932-09-06

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Canadian born British novelist and politician.

From the description of The battle of the strong, 1898. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 54022853

From the description of Gilbert Parker papers, 1898-1922. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647975976

Parker was a Canadian novelist. After emigrating to England he became involed in British affairs as a Conservative member of Parliament.

From the description of [Letter] 1919 May 13, 24. Portman Square, W. 1[to] Mr. Porritt / Gilbert Parker. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 314411069

Gilbert Parker was an author and politician. He was born in Canada but travelled extensively, settling in London. His main success as a writer was a series of romanticized novels set in the Candian Northwest. Parker was the first to exploit a Canadian setting, and his exotic yarns proved to be very popular, although critics found them artificial and melodramatic. He was knighted in 1902, and had a long career in conservative politics. He also wrote drama and short stories, becoming the first Canadian author to support himself through writing.

From the description of Gilbert Parker letters, 1892-1920. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 58546654


From the description of Letter of Gilbert Parker, 1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454847

Canadian novelist born in Ontario. Moved to England in 1889; served in Parliament from 1900-1918.

From the description of Sir Gilbert Parker letter : London, England, to Sir, 1915 Nov. 9. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 77134034

Epithet: novelist and politician

Title: 1st Baronet

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