Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Daniel Clark


Clark, Daniel (1835-1912), physician and author, was born at Granton, Invernesshire, Scotland, on August 29, 1835, the son of Alexander Clark and Anne McIntosh. He came to Canada with his parents in 1847, and was educated at the Simcoe Grammar School, at Victoria University (M.D., 1858), and at Edinburgh University, Scotland. From 1875 to 1905 he was superintendent of the Provincial Lunatic Asylum, Toronto, Ontario. In addition to many publications on medical and psychological subjects, he was the author of Pen photographs of celebrated men and noted places (Toronto, 1873), and of a novel dealing with the rebellion of 1837, entitled Josiah Garth (Toronto, n.d.). He died in Toronto on June 4, 1912. In 1859 he married Jennie F. Gissing, of Princeton, Upper Canada.

[Doctor Clark was the author of one of the earliest studies published on the mental state of Louis Riel.]

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 74-75.


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