Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Brown Chamberlin


Chamberlin, Brown (1827-1897), civil servant and author, was born at Frelighsburg, Lower Canada, on March 26, 1827, the son of Brown Chamberlin, M.D. He was educated at McGill University (B.C.L., 1850; D.C.L., 1867), and was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1850. He became one of the proprietors of the Montreal Gazette and in 1867 he was elected to represent Missisquoi in the first parliament of the Dominion of Canada. In 1870 he married Agnes, daughter of Sheriff Moodie of Belleville, widow of Charles FitzGibbon, and author of Canadian wild flowers (Montreal, 1868). He was the author of a Lecture delivered before the Mercantile Library Association of Montreal on the British North American colonies (Montreal, 1853), and a Report upon institutions in London, Dublin, Edinburgh, and Paris, for the promotion of industrial education (Montreal, 1859).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 28-29.


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