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Archibald Lampman 1861-1899

Archibald Lampman

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Archibald Lampman

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Archibald Lampman

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent
On the grounds of a church at 13232 Road 3
3.2 km east of Road 17.

Coordinates: N 42 24.811 W 81 48.788


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Plaque Text

Born in Morpeth, Upper Canada, Lampman spent most of his short adult life unhappily working as a clerk in the Post Office Department in Ottawa, for poetry was his true vocation. One of the "sixties group" which wrote Canada's first noteworthy English verse, his work shows the influence of English writers, particularly Keats and Arnold, and of American nineteenth-century literature. Author of many poems describing Ottawa's rural environs, he complemented his interest in Nature by commenting poetically on the dehumanizing effects of a mechanized capitalist society. He died at Ottawa.



Chatham-Kent Plaques

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> Posted April 27, 2011
George Dance again - I used this plaque picture in Lampman's Wikipedia article as well, and will probably use the church picture, too. According to the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Lampman was born in Morpeth where his father was an Anglican clergyman. "The little red church just east of the town, on the Talbot Road, was his father's charge." Looks like this is the church.

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