Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


William Chapman


Chapman, William (1850-1917), poet, was born at St. François de la Beauce, Lower Canada, on December 14, 1850, the son of an English father and a French-Canadian mother. He was educated at Lévis College, studied law for a time, then went into business, and finally took refuge in the civil service. In 1902 he became a French translator for the Senate of Canada; and he died at Ottawa on February 23, 1917. In poetry, he published Les Québecqoises (Quebec, 1876), Les feuilles d'érable (Montreal, 1890), Les aspirations (Paris, 1904), Les rayons du nord (Paris, 1910), and Les fleurs de givre (Paris, 1912), the last three of which were crowned by the French Academy . In prose he published Le lauréat (Quebec, 1894), a critique. of the work of Louis Fréchette, and Deux copains (Quebec, 1894).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 35.

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