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Charles Sangster 1822-1893

Charles Sangster 1822-1893

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Charles Sangster 1822-1893

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

Charles Sangster 1822-1893

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
On the east side of Barrie Street
just south of Court Street

Coordinates: N 44 13.632 W 76 29.430


Plaque Text

Sangster, one of the most significant Canadian poets of the pre-confederation period, was born at the naval yard, Point Frederick. In 1849 he edited the "Courier" at Amherstburg but the following year returned to Kingston to work for the "British Whig" and subsequently the "Daily News". In this community he did his best literary work including two books, "The St. Lawrence and Saguenay and Other Poems" (1856) and "Hesperus and Other Poems and Lyrics" (1860). Sangster's writings were imbued with a love for Canada, its scenery, its history and its traditions. Following employment with the Post Office Department at Ottawa, 1868-1886, he spent the remainder of his life in retirement here in Kingston.



Kingston Plaques

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> Posted April 27, 2011
Mr. Brown, I have just discovered your site, and I am impressed with all of the work you've undertaken to compile it. I am doing a lot of volunteer editing on Wikipedia, subject Canadian poetry, and I would like to use your plaques to illustrate some of my articles. I will of course quote the permission line you have requested, and restrict use to only those photos you have personally taken. If there is any problem (eg if I misunderstood your terms), please let me know. [No problem. Thanks.]

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