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EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS.

R. C.,

Monseigneur. Rép. Nat.,

Minister. Rev.,

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Mag.,
Magazine. Que.,

Quebec. Med. Chir. Jour., Medical Chirurgical Journal.

Roman Catholic. Mem,

Member.

Répertoire National. Mgr.,

Reverend. Min., Mon. Rev., Monthly Review. Rt. Rev.,

Right Reverend. Mont.,

Montreal.
Sat. Reader,

Saturday Reader.
Natural History Society.

Sat. Rev., Nat. His. Soc.,

Saturday Review.

Secretary. N. A. Rev.,

North American Review. Secy.,
New Brunswick.

Sch.,
N. B.,

School. N. D.,

Scotland.
No Date.

Scot.,
N. F. L.,
Newfoundland. Scot. Lit. Gaz.,

Scottish Literary Gazette.
Nova Scotia.

Sill. Journ., N.S.,

Silliman's Journal. New York. Sim. Col. Mag., Simmond's Colonial Magazine. Soc.,

Society, Société. Obit.,

Obituary.

Society for the Propagation of Obst. Trans., Obstetrical Transactions: S. P. G. F. P.,

the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Supdt.,

Superintendent. Path. Trans.,

Pathological Transactions.
P. E. I.,
Prince Edward Island. Tor.,

Toronto. Phil. Trans., Philosophical Transactions. Tp.,

Township. Presb., Presbyterian. Trans.,

Transcript. Proc. Aca. N. S.,

Proceedings Academy
Trans. Am. Ant. Soc.

Transactions American of Natural Sciences.

Antiquarian Society. Proc. Geol. Soc., Proceedings Geological Society.

Transactions Bo. Trans. Bot. Soc. Can.,

tanical Society.

. Trans. Irish Aca., Transactions Irish Academy. Proc. Zool. Sec., Proceedings Zoological Society. Trans. N. S. Inst.,

Transactions Nova Prof., Professor.

Scotia Institute. Provl. Mag.,

Provincial Magazine.
U. C.,

Upper Canada.
Quar. Journ. Anthrop. Quarterly Journal An. U. C. Law Journ., Upper Canada Law Journal.
Soc.,
thropological Society. Univ.,

University. Quarterly Journal U.S.,

United States. Quar. Jour. Chem. Soc.,

Chemical Society.
Quar. Med. Journ., Quarterly Medical Journal. Wesl. Meth.,

Wesleyan Methodist.
Quar. Rev.,
Quarterly Review. West Rev.,

Westminster Review.

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BIBLIOTHECA CANADENSIS.

PART I.

A. ABBOTT, Rev. JOSEPH, M. A. A Can. mis- Mr. A. always found a certain portion

sionary. B. in Cumberland, Eng., 1789. of time to devote to any subject apart D.at Montreal, Janv., 1863. Ed. partly from his profession, which could beneat Bampton Sch. and completed at fit his adopted country. In agriculture Marischal Coll., Aberdeen. Soon after he took a warm interest and his pergraduating he was ordained as a Min. sonal advocacy and that of his pen, of the Ch. of Eng. and appointed to were never wanting for any movement a curacy in a large and populous towards its improvement. A soc. havparish near Norwich, the entire duties ing been founded at Quebec, in 1827, of which fell upon him for some time for the encouragement of arts and in consequence of the suspension of sciences in L. C. he contributed to it the Rector. But he had heard and in 1828 an essay on Agriculture for read of Am., and the ideas he had been which he was awarded the silver medal led to form of that distant country of the soc. ;-and in his own parish resulted in a longing for the more he never ceased to inculcate among extended sphere of action which he his neighbours, both by precept and hoped to find there. In 1818 he was example, the knowledge he had acafforded an opportunity of gratifying quired in Eng, of the improvements in his wishes by the offer by the S. P. G. agriculture, and in the breeding of F. P. of an appointment as missionary cattle, which were progressing there to St. Andrews, L. C., which he ac- when he left. cepted. In the same year he arrived But his most active exertions, in at the scene of his future labours. He matters secular, were devoted to the remained in that district, first at St. subject of emigration. He never ceased Andrews and secondly at Grenville, to urge upon the country and the govt., with the exception of a short time in the advantages of a rational and pracwhich he was engaged in the same high tical system for the encouragement of and holy office in Yamaska having ef- emigration ; and the periodical literafected a transfer with his brother at ture of his day exhibits numerous conAbbotsford, L. C., until 1847, in which tributions from his pen. It occurred year he was allowed to retire upon a to him also, that a plain unvarnished pension. Of his arduous but success- exposilion of the actual life, trials, faiful labours as a missionary too much lures and successes of an emigrant to could not be said in his favour. Let Can., would afford a fair, and as he it suffice for us to state that he sur- believed, a not unfavorable view of mounted and overcame all the many emigration to this country. With this and great difficulties which the pioneer idea he prepared what he styled The of the Gospel invariably encounters; Emigrant to North America, from Memoand that to his energetic efforts is randa of a Settler in Canada, which emlargely due, not only the moral eleva- bodied his conceptions of the kind of tion and improvement of the people but information that would be useful to the material advancement of the inte- the emigrant—and which was in fact resting portion of the Ottawa district a simple and unadorned description of in which he lived and wrought.

the everyday life, duties, and labors of During his long residence in Can., the emigrant farmer. First published in a series of papers in the Mercury to the wild scenes and legends of his (Que.) in 1842, The Emigrant met with a native North. most flattering receptiou. It was repu- Abbott, Hon J.J.C., B. C. L., Q.C. A Can. blished in many leiding. Can. papers

lawyer and legislator. Eldest son of in several Eng. journals, among which was the Emigration-Gazelle (Lon.)—and

the preceding. B. at St. Andrews, L.

C., 12 March, 1821. Called to the Bar, in pamphlet form in Eng. by the Agent fox migration. The intention of the

L. C., 1847. Is Dean of the Faculty

of Law Univ. McGill Coll. Has sat du Hior to publish it in Can. becoming known, he received orders in advance

in the Leg. Assem. Can. since 1857.

Was Solicitor Genl., L. C., from May of its appearance, and in a few weeks, for more than a thousand copies, and a

1862 to May 1863. Originated and car

ried through the legislature the Insol. large edition was soon exhausted. In

vent Act of 1864. 1813, a second edition issued from the press of Mr. Lovell—and was rapidly

I. The Insolvent Act of 1864, with disposed of.

notes, together with the rules of pracEncouraged by the success of the

tice and the tariff of fees for Lower Memoranda, which chiefly consisted of

Canada. Quebec, 186 1. extracts from the record of his own “ The reputation of the author, both in experience in Can. Mr. A. decided the Legislature and at the Bar in Lower to publish that record in a more ex

Canada, is of itself sufficient to secure for tended form-and submitted it for

his book a passport wherever his name is

known.”—U. C. Law Journ. that purpose to Mr. John Murray who at once accepted it and undertook its ABRAHAM, ROBERT, a Can. journ. Was a publication as one of his series, intitled

native of Cumberland, Eng. D. at MonThe Home and Colonial Library”,

treal 10 Nov. 1854. He was ed. for under the title of Philip Musgrave, or

the medical profession, graduating

in the Univ. of Edinburgh, but his the Adventures of a Missionary in Canada. The success of this little book, was

literary tastes soon induced him to de complete, beyond the most sanguine

vote his talents to journalism. During expectations of both author and pub- many years he served on the provinlisher. The leading literary autho

cial press of Eng., first in his native rities of the mother country spoke of

county, and afterwards as Ed. of a it in the highest terms of praise.—Its

leading Liverpool journal. About 1843, truthfulness,—which the simplicity of

he came to Can., where he became the the narrative and the minuteness of

prop. and ed. of the Gazelle Mont.) its graphic details, were alone suffi.

His connection with that journal concient to establish--the perspicuity of

tinued until Dec. 1848, when he disits descriptions—and the spirit of ra

posed of the paper to Mr. Ferres, and tional and earnest devotion which per

retired from its management. The vaded it--were themes of praise in

principles which guided his conduct many of those periodicals whose praise

of the Gazelie may be gathered from is fame. And the private testimony to

the following extract from his valedicits usefulness-and to the gratification tory upon retiring from that journal : which it afforded to thousands of en- “ Six years ! It is a large gap in the life quirers was not less complete, nor less of man. But still it is not unworthily filled, pleasing to its author.

if all those multitudinous beatings of the A more extended work, the nature

heart, and contractions of the voluntary musof which is not fully known, but

cles, and impulses of the brain, which go to

the composition of an intellectual being, are upon which Mr. A. spent his leisure compatible with the moral principle. That time for several years, was lost in ma- we may have been misled by passion ; or by nuscript, in the course of transmission personal hostilities (and of these we believe to Messrs. Blackwood & Son for publi- no man has fewer) ;-or by excessive zeal for cation. In addition to these more

our friends or for our party,—we freely ad. arduous labors, he was a frequent

mit; and we would be more than man, or

less, were we not incident to such weakcontributor to the lighter periodical

nesses. But this we can say, that, amid all literature of this country, of tales in the exciting topics of exciting time, never which his imagination loved to revert did we impugn any man's private character,

or invade his personal privacy; that we have epigrammatic style, the vast stores of useful asserted what we believe to be the true fun- and curious information which abounded in damental principles of the British Constitu- every thing he wrote, shining forth spontane. tion, so far as applicable to this colony; that, ously from the overflowing treasury of his cul. on this side of the great waters, as on the

tivated mind, we might say much, but time eastern, we have stood, with the spirit and and space forbid us now. As a geologist pertinacity of an Englishman, by those great and naturalist (particularly in his favourite Whig principles, the practical enunciation branch of Natural History, Entomology) he of which has saved England alike from mo- had few equals in Canada-perhaps no supe. narchical and from mob despotism. The rior on this continent. While by his writings creed of our youth, imbibed from descent, he won the admiration of strangers as well and from early associates, has been that of as friends, in private life he was one of the our maturer age; and if we have failed it is most truly generous and kind-hearted—one neither from want of love of liberty, nor of the most pure, honest, and sincere men from want of due honour to the royalty and whom it was ever our lot to know. Well the institutions which are its best and most may we look upon his loss to journalism as glorious guarantees."

almost irreparable, and the large circle of

friends who mourn his loss cannot hope to Either before or after this time he

see his place in their affections again filled studied law and was admitted to prac- by such a man." tice as an advocate of L. C. For a

I. Some remarks upon the French brief period he did not write, and had

tenure of “ Franc-alleu roturier" and no connection with the press. In 1849, its relation to the Feudal and other however, he was induced to under.

tenures. Montreal, 1819 ; pp. 81. 8vo. take the charge of the Transcript, of

II. Tracks of a Chelonian Reptile in the saine city, and continued its senior

the Lower Silurian formation ai Beaued. up to the time of his death. He

harnois. B. A. Journ. 1851. was also ed. of the L. C. Agricultural Journal for some time previous and up “ With the Climactichnites at Perth, there to that event. Mr. A. was a man,

occurs also the Protichnites of Owen, the first truly able and well educated; and

discovery of which at Beauharnois was made had so prodigious a memory that no

by the late Mr. Robert Abraham, then editor

of the Montreal Gazette, in which he gave an one, in his time, could be better en

interesting description of these curious foot. titled to be called, as he sometimes

prints.”—Sir W. E. LOGAN : Geo. of Can. was, a walking Encyclopedia! From the notice of him in the Gazelle to

Adams, J,

I. Sketches of the Tête de Boule which we are indebted for much of

Indians. Trans. Lil. & His. Soc. Que.) the above, we learn that during the

vol. II. last year of his life his health and physical energies had been gradually, Adams, Levi, a Can. writer, supposed bui perceptibly declining—though he to have been a native of the Eastern retained his mental faculties up to Townships, L, C. D. at Montreal, of the last. The same journal pays the cholera, 21 July, 1832. Was admitted following affectionate tribute to his as an advocate in 1827. While still a character :

student at law contributed to the Cana* As an English politician Mr. Abraham

dian Review, (1826), “ Jean Baptiste : a took his place in the Whig radical school; but

Poelic olio ; most respectfully inscribed he-like the late lamented Lord Metcalfe- to Stephen Sewell, Esq." Two talesfound the democratic element so strong in this The young Lieutenant, and The Wedding, country that he held an English radical might, from the same pen, appear in vol. IV of with perfect consistency, be a Canadian con- the Canadian Mag. (Mon.) Mr. A. was servative. So, during the time of his con

a resident of Henryville, L.C. nexion with this journal, it was the staunch advocate of liberal-conservative views,-li- Adamson, Rev. William AGAR, D. C. L. A beral in according and securing to all men clergym. of the Ch. of Eng. in Can. their reasonable, constitutional liberties.- B. in Dublin, Irel., 21 Nov. 1800. His Conservative in so curbing innovation as to

father was Jas. Adamson, Esq., eldest preserve intact the provincial connection with

son of the Rev. Christopher Adamson the mother country. Further we need not speak of his political career in this province

of Ballinalack, Co. Wesmeath and St. it is before the people in his writings. On Marks, Dublin; his mother the eldest the merits of those writings, their elegant daughter of Isaac Hutchinson, Esq., of Violet Hill, Co. Wicklow.

In July

Church, Kingston, 26th Sept. 1841, on 1817, he entered Trinity Col., (Dub.), the death of Lord Sydenham. Montreal, as a gentleman commoner and, in July 1841, pp. 14, 8vo. 1821, graduated as A. B. In 1824, he

III. Things to be remembered : a was ordained and held the curacies of

sermon. Do. 1846, pp. 32, 4to. Lockeen and Parsonstown till 1826, when he was presented to the vicarage

IV. The Order for Divine Service

daily throughout the year : a sermon. of Clonlea, Co. Clare. In 1833, he was promoted by the bish. to the vicarage

Do. 1847, pp. 15, 8vo. of Ennis, the chief town of that county. V. The Churching of Women. Do. In 1838, he was presented by the late 1848, pp. 43, 8vo. Marquis of Normanby to the rectory

VI. Human suffering and Heavenly of Kilcooly, Co. Tipperary. In 1840,

sympathy: a sermon. Do. 1852, pp. 30. having been appointed to the incumbency of Amherst Island, and chaplain

VII. A sermon preached in the Cato Lord Sydenham, the first Gov. Genl.

thedral, Quebec, on the day set apart of B. N. A., he came to Can., and at

for humiliation and fasting on account the union of the Provinces received

of war between Great Britain and Rusthe appointment of chaplain and libra

sia. Quebec, 1854, pp. 14, 8vo. rian to the Legis. Council. Whilst the “It is marked by all the fervid eloquence seat of government was at Montreal, that distinguishes the Reverend preacher, and Dr. A., who had received the degree of

does equal credit to his head and heart."D. C. L. from McGill Univ. and also

Gazette (Mont.) from the Univ. of Bishop's Coll. Len

VIII. The decrease, restoration and noxville, held the office of assist. min.

preservation of Salmon in Canada. Can. of Christ Ch. Cathedral, on resigning

Journ. 1857. which to proceed to Toronto, he was IX. Salmon Fishing in Canada. By presented by the inhabitants of Montreal a Resident. Edited by Colonel Sir J. of all religious denominations with two E. Alexander, Kt., K. Č. L. S. London, costly silver salvers, on which were

1850, pp. 350, 8vo. one thousand dollars in gold. Since

"The book is pleasantly and cleverly writthen, Dr. A. has been assist. min. of St. ten. The author is evidently, as all anglers George's, (Tor.,) and St. Paul's, York- should be, a true lover of nature, and some ville ; secretary to the Ch. Soc. of Que- of his descriptions of Canadian scenery are bec, afternoon lecturer in the Cathe- given with considerable effect. "-Literary dral of the same city, and now holds a

Gazette (Lon.) like appointment in Christ's Church,

“One of the most agreeable sporting works

of the season. "-Bell's Life in London. Ottawa. In 1824, Dr. A. married Sarah second daughter of John Walsh, Esq., ADDERLEY, Rt. Hon. C. B. A mem. of of Walsh Park, Co. Tipperary, by

the House of Commons, lately Under whom he has had nine children. As Secretary of State for the Colonies. a preacher, he is one of the most I. Letter to the Rt. Hon. Benj. D'Iseloquent and moving pulpit orators in raeli on the present relation of England Am. He occupies a foremost position with the Colonies, with preface on Cain the nascent literature of Can. From nadian affairs. London, 1862, 8vo. an early age he has been a constant “While I acknowledge that this brochure contributor to the periodicals of Gt. has been written with great skill and ingenui. Brit. and Irel., chiefly to the Dublin ty, and in a spirit of commendable moderaUniversity Magazine and Blackwood, and tion, I regret to be compelled, by a sense has sent communications to almost

of duty to the North American Provinces,

and the Empire at large, to question the every literary serial attempted in Can. It would be an arduous task to enu

soundness of the conclusions at which you

have arrived."-Joseph HowE. merate the titles or subjects of onetenth of these contributions.

Akins, THOMAS BEAMISH, D. C. L. A bar

rister of N. S. and Com. of Records I. The Fall of Man: a sermon.

New

for that province. Irish Pulpit, 1836, pp. 7.

I. Prize Essay on the history of the II. A Sermon preached in St. George's settlement of Halifax, at the Mechanics

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