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

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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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creatorOf O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. [Iroquois tribes : misc. papers] The Field Museum Library, The Field Museum of Natural History
referencedIn New York (State). Adjutant General's Office. Military roster of officers from records at Albany, 1786-1836 : transcript, [18--]. © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Perrault, Louis. Papers, 1837-1839, undated. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. Papers, [ca. 1770-1826]. © 2011 New-York Historical Society
creatorOf O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. Copies of laws and ordinances relating to wampum and its uses : extracted from Laws and ordinances of New Netherland, 1638-1674. Natural History Museum Los Angeles County Foundation, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
creatorOf O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. Notes, [186-]. © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Perrault, Louis. Papers, 1837-1839, undated. Wisconsin Historical Society Archives
creatorOf Randall, Henry S. Papers, 1836-1861. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. Papers, 1830-1876 (bulk: 1845-1860) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Jesuit narratives, 1632-1847. Library of Congress
referencedIn Onderdonk, Henry, 1804-1886. Papers, 1729-1895 Brooklyn Historical Society
creatorOf O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. Papers of E. B. O'Callaghan, 1830-1879 (bulk 1845-1860). Library of Congress
creatorOf O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan letter to J. Carson Brevoort [manuscript], 1863 Dec 11. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph File, O, 1706-1966. Houghton Library
creatorOf O'Callaghan, E. B. (Edmund Bailey), 1797-1880. Papers, 1840-1880. New York State Library
referencedIn Henry C. Murphy collection, Bulk, 1830-1880, circa 1700-circa 1880 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn Riker, James, 1822-1889. Diary and Reminiscences, 1836-1868. © 2011 New-York Historical Society
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New York (State)
United States
New York (State)
New York (State)
Europe
Lower Canada
New York (State)
New York (State)
United States
Canada
United States
New York (State)
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Wampum
Archives
Medicine--Practice
Windmills
Editions
Americana--Bibliography
Indians of North America
Canadian newspapers
Archives--Europe
Historians--Records and correspondence
Occupation
Bibliographers
Physicians
Journalists
Archivists
Legislators--Lower Canada
Historians
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Birth 1797-02-27

Death 1880-05-29

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