New Glasgow in Pictou County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
George Frederick Cameron
Born and educated in New Glasgow, Cameron, having graduated from the Boston Law School, practiced law in the United States before joining Queen’s University in 1882. The following year he became editor of the Kingston News. As a promising young poet he was distinguished from his contemporaries by his lack of interest in either nature or patriotism. Rather, his poems, Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death, published posthumously, range over the great classical themes of love and life, freedom and fate. He died at Kingston, Ontario.
Né à New Glasgow, où il fit ses premières études, Cameron, diplômé de l’École de droit de Boston, exerça sa profession aux États-Unis avant d’accepter un emploi á l’université Queen's en 1882. L'année suivante, il devint rédacteur du News de Kingston. Poète très doué, il tranchait sur ses contemporains par le peu d'intérêt qu’il manifesta pour la nature et le patriotisme. Ses poèmes, Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death, publiés à titre posthume, traitent en effet des grands thèmes de l'amour, de la vie, de la liberté
Erected 1950 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 45° 35.285′ N, 62° 38.695′ W. Marker is in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, in Pictou County. Marker is at the intersection of Provost Street (Route 4) and Dalhousie Street, on the right when traveling south on Provost Street. Marker is mounted at eye-level, on the southeast corner of the New Glasgow Town Hall building, facing Provost Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Provost Street, New Glasgow NS B2H 2P5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Glasgow Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain George R. McKenzie (within shouting distance of this marker); New Glasgow (within shouting distance of this marker); New Glasgow Town Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Industrial Centre Lofts (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Viola Desmond (about 90 meters away); Glasgow ScotlandA Memorial to the Ship Building Industry (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Glasgow.
Also see . . . George Frederick Cameron. In 1882, he entered Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and the following year had the distinction to win the prize for the best original poem. In March, 1883, Mr. Cameron became editor of the Kingston News. He continued in his editorial position until a few weeks before his untimely death from heart failure, September 17th, 1885. For two years he had suffered much from insomnia. In 1887, Charles J. Cameron, M.A., edited and published a volume of his brother's poems, of about 300 pages, entitled Lyrics on Freedom, Love and Death, and which, he says in his Preface, "represents about one fourth of his life work." (Submitted on September 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 10, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2. submitted on September 11, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.