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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McNab, Sir Allan Napier 1798-1862 (search)
-1862 Military officer; born in Niagara, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 19, 1798. His father was the principal aide on the staff of General Simcoe during the Revolutionary War. Allan became a midshipman in 1813, in the British fleet on Lake Ontario, but soon left the navy and joined the army. He commanded the British advanced guard at the battle of Plattsburg; practised law at Hamilton, Ontario, after the war, and was in the Canadian Parliament in 1820, being chosen speaker of the Assembly. In 1837-38 he commanded the militia on the Niagara frontier, and was a conspicuous actor in crushing the rebellion. He sent a party to destroy the American vessel Caroline, and for his services at that period he was knighted (see Canada). After the union of Upper and Lower Canada, in 1841, he became speaker of the legislature. He was prime minister under the governorship of Lord Elgin and Sir Edmund Head, and in 1860 was a member of the legislative council. He died at Toronto, Canada, Aug. 8, 1862.
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 38: repeal of the Missouri Compromise.—reply to Butler and Mason.—the Republican Party.—address on Granville Sharp.—friendly correspondence.—1853-1854. (search)
offat, M. P., was there,—an amusing character, with a pleasant mixture of literature, fashion, and radicalism. It is refreshing to meet an English gentleman. At Washington for a little while I had great pleasure in Lord Elgin, Lord Elgin, accompanied by his brother, Colonel Bruce, had been in Washington for the purpose of negotiating a reciprocity treaty fur trade between the United States and Canada. whom I have also seen in Canada; and within a few days here in Boston we have had Sir Edmund Head, the new Governor-General of Canada, a most excellent person, as is also Sir Charles Grey, from Jamaica. One of my visions is another visit to England. When there before I saw many persons and things; but I was young. 1 long to see it now with mature eye; to meet again a few old friends, and to see others who now take the places of those whom I knew. I would also see Paris and Switzerland. But I fear that all this must be postponed indefinitely. My brother George, after being at
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 41: search for health.—journey to Europe.—continued disability.—1857-1858. (search)
stone. July 25. Went over the library of the British Museum with Mr. Jones, who is at the head of the department of printed books. The new reading-room is most beautiful. Early in the evening went to Argyll Lodge. Duke and Duchess took me with them to Lord Lansdowne's, at his villa at Richmond, where I was to dine. Before dinner walked in the grounds; the company were the Duke and Duchess of Argyll, Lord and Lady John Russell, Lady Morley, Lord and Lady Hatherton, Sir Edmund and Lady Head, Senior, Macaulay, Panizzi; afterwards in town went to a reception at Lord Palmerston's. July 26. Sunday. Went out to Richmond to lunch with Lord John Russell, where in his pleasant grounds at Pembroke Lodge I met many distinguished people. Afterwards dined with Mr. Edward Romilly, where was his brother, the Master of the Rolls. July 27. Left London on a visit to the Earl of Stanhope 1802-1869. at Chevening; at railway station found the Bishop of Oxford going to the same place, and
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 8: (search)
Chapter 8: London. Henry Nelson Coleridge. Hallam. Elizabeth Barrett. Lockhart. Jeffrey. Sir Edmund Head. story of Canning. story of the Duke of Sussex. Milman. Elphinstone. Cambridge. Whewell. Sedgwick. Smyth. journey of the Ravensworths, Mrs. Edward Villiers was a daughter of Lord Ravensworth.—Bouverie, the son of Lord Radnor, Sir Edmund Head, Twenty years later this acquaintance between Sir E. Head and Mr. Ticknor grew to an intimate friendship. This wSir E. Head and Mr. Ticknor grew to an intimate friendship. This was their first meeting.—a remote cousin of Sir Francis,—Stephenson the great engineer, and one or two others. It was agreeable, but I took most to Sir E. Head, a man of about thirty-five, who has much pleasant literary knowledge, and who has been iSir E. Head, a man of about thirty-five, who has much pleasant literary knowledge, and who has been in Spain and studied its literature. Stephenson showed genius in his conversation, and altogether we were enticed to stay late. April 1.—A delightful breakfast at Kenyon's. Southey and his son were there; Chorley, the biographer of Mrs. Hemans,
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 9: (search)
full of anecdotes of his sixty or seventy years experience. Among other things, he told me that Crabbe was nearly ruined by grief and vexation at the conduct of his wife for above seven years, at the end of which time she proved to be insane. . . . . We dined with our friends the Edward Villiers', where we always enjoy ourselves, and where we always meet remarkable people. Today there was a Mr. Lewis, Afterwards Sir George Cornewall Lewis. evidently a very scholar-like person; Sir Edmund Head; Henry Taylor, the poet; and Mr. Stephen, Afterwards Sir James Stephen. the real head of the Colonial Office, an uncommon man, son of Wilberforce's brother-in-law, the author of War in Disguise. He is, I apprehend, very orthodox, and, what is better, very conscientious. He told me that his father wrote the Frauds of Neutral Flags—which so annoyed us Americans, and brought out Mr. Madison in replywholly from the relations of the subject to the slave-trade; his purpose being to resis
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 13: (search)
ngton. letters to Mr. Milman, Prince John, Sir E. Head, Sir C. Lyell, F. Wolf, D. Webster, E. Everurs very sincerely, Geo. Ticknor. To Sir Edmund Head, Bart., Fredericton, N. B. Sir Edmund Sir Edmund Head was, at this time, Governor of New Brunswick. He and Lady Head had paid a visit to Boston in Lady Head had paid a visit to Boston in October, and he wrote thus to Mr. Ticknor afterwards: Sir Charles Lyell says of Mr. Prescott, Prescat Boston. Those few days are days on which Lady Head and myself shall always look back with since must prevail. Mrs. Ticknor is writing to Lady Head, . . . . but there is no harm in adding her Sir Edmund,—Mrs. Ticknor some days ago told Lady Head that the fine copy of good old Abbot Martineich you must in part answer. It was from Sir Edmund Head, Lieutenant-Governor The official titl friend and servant, Geo. Ticknor. To Sir Edmund Head. Boston, June 14, 1852. my dear Sir Ey, from Zabaleta, about las ambas silas. Sir E. Head to Mr. Ticknor, June 5, 1852: Have you got [1 more...]
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 14: (search)
et as his home will give him. . . . To Sir Edmund Head. Boston, May 26, 1854. My dear Sir Edure from Boston to Baltimore. . . . . To Sir E. Head, Bart. Caldwell, Lake George, August 3, 18r Edmund,—I am delighted with the news Sir Edmund Head was appointed Governor-General of Canada.Meantime, give our hearty congratulations to Lady Head. She will certainly find it more agreeable s faithfully always, Geo. Ticknor. To Sir Edmund Head. Boston, March 2, 1855. My dear Head,Head,—Thanks for your letter, with the references to Calderon and Romilly, and for the note with its encln A Few Words about the Bodleian. [By Sir Edmund Head.] 1633. is much to the purpose about all his adoption looks like it. . . . . To Sir Edmund Head. Boston, December 23, 1855. My dear HHead,—Our Christmas greetings are with you. By New Year, if your reckonings are right, you will have your books all arranged, and dear Lady Head will have her drawing-rooms in order, so that both dep[3 more...
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 18: (search)
ocean. But you have made two thirds of one of them . . . . Sir Edmund Head came in immediately after breakfast. Lately arrived in EnglHe is to come again to-morrow morning, and I shall go with him to Lady Head, and he with me afterwards to the British Museum . I went to tghtful breakfast at Twisleton's this morning: Tocqueville, Sir Edmund Head, Senior, Stirling, Lord Glenelg, Lord Monteagle, Merivale,--again,l you, and only see how many pages I have written. I went home with Head, and was most kindly, even affectionately, received by Lady. Head, e, for there are good things among them. . . . . From Stirling's, Head and I went to the British Museum, where, as he truly said, it was amed in the outer rooms, where were the charming Lady Shelburne, Sir Edmund Head, Sir Henry Holland, and a plenty more people whom it was agrees. It was music. The large saloon was full, . . . . the Milmans, Lady Head, Lord and Lady Morley, Mrs. Edward Villiers and her three pretty
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 19: (search)
n. . . . . In about a quarter of an hour Mr. and Mrs. Cardwell came in, with Sir Edmund and Lady Head, . . . . and Lady Cranworth,—wife of the Lord Chancellor . . . . . We had a most hearty meetice . . . . We dined at eight, and had a most agreeable evening. Sir Edmund is in great force; Lady Head is charming, as she always is; and Lady Cranworth is quite equal to her. Wednesday, August the air of a police officer, leaned over the barrier to me, and said, I want to speak to Sir Edmund Head. I touched Sir Edmund, and the man gave him a letter. When he had read about half of it, r some weeks or months. . . .. After five minutes consultation, and making an appointment with Lady Head to meet her on Saturday at Tewksbury, he jumped into a cab, and was off for Ellerbeck and Londeasant drive home and a most agreeable evening, which ended late with a reluctant parting from Lady Head. August 28.—. . . . We fretted, at breakfast, at the diminution of our party, and Lady Cran
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 20: (search)
0: Letters, 1857-59, to Judge Curtis, Sir Edmund Head, Sir C. Lyell, Mr. R. H. Gardiner. letter fromafter his return, is the following:— To Sir Edmund Head, Bart., Toronto. Boston, November 18, 1857. dear Head,—The last time I saw you, I think you were in the hands of a London police officer. See ante, p.eek. Yours faithfully, Geo. Ticknor From Sir Edmund Head. Toronto, November 21, 1857. my dear Ticknoly yours. I sign for all. Geo. Ticknor. To Sir Edmund Head. Boston, April 24, 1858. We have taken a veu are sent to very out-of-the-way places. To Sir Edmund Head. Boston, May 20, 1858. I cannot tell you ho they, except with the consent of Europe. To Sir Edmund Head. Boston, June 21, 1858. I hope the second eion of Shall and Will An admirable treatise by Sir E. Head. may come soon, and that there will be plenty of f the last elegy of Propertius. Translation by Sir E. Head. It is not very close, yet remarkably phrased, —<
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