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Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (fils)

1814 - 1841

 
 
Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (fils) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
1. Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (fils) Marker
Inscription. English
Author of the first Canadian novel of French expression, L’influence du’ livre (1837), written in Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Philippe-Ignace-Françoise Aubert de Gaspé was born in Quebec City on April 8th, 1814. He worked from 1840 until his death on March 7th, 1841 in Halifax where he was interred. It is believed he was buried in the Poor House cemetery.

French
Auteur du premier roman canadien d’expression française, L’influence d’un livre (1837), rédige à Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Philippe-Ignac-François Aubert de Gapé nait à Québec le 8 avril 1814. Il travaille de 1840 jusqu’à sa mort, le 7 mars 1841, à Halifax, où il fut enterré. Il reposerait dans la cimetière du Poor House.
 
Erected by Le Corporation Philippe-Aubert-de-Gaspé.
 
Location. 44° 38.643′ N, 63° 34.47′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Spring Garden Road just from Grafton Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5381, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edmund Burke (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pierre Maillard
Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (fils) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
2. Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (fils) Marker
Marker is to the left of the entrance.
(about 120 meters away); St. Mary’s Basilica (about 120 meters away); Glebe House Campus (about 150 meters away); Major General / Major-Général Robert Ross 1766-1814 (about 150 meters away); Carved in Stone (about 150 meters away); Mr. John Samwell (about 150 meters away); The Welsford Parker Monument (about 180 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Halifax.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the front of the Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library.
 
Also see . . .  Phillipe-Ignace François Aubert de Gaspé - Wikipedia. In February of the following year he unleashed a stink bomb of asafoetida at the National Assembly of Quebec. While lying-low at his father's house he began writing his novel L'influence d'un livre. (Submitted on October 9, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Statue of Churchill in front of the library. image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 14, 2014
3. Statue of Churchill in front of the library.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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