Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

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


Edward Taylor Fletcher


Fletcher, Edward Taylor (1816?-1897), littérateur, was born in Canterbury, England, about 1816, the son of Capt. Fletcher, of the Royal York Regiment of Rangers. He was educated in Quebec, and became in 1842 a land surveyor. He was for many years an officer of the surveyor-general's department in the old province of Canada, and afterwards in the province of Quebec. In 1878 he was appointed surveyor-general of Quebec; but he retired on pension in 1882, and his later years were spent living with one of his sons in Victoria, and then in New Westminster, British Columbia. He died in New Westminster, British Columbia, on January 30, 1897 In 1846 he married Henrietta Ameba, fourth daughter of William Burns Lindsay, and by her he had three sons and one daughter. In his early days he was a contributor to the Literary Garland (Montreal, 1838-51), and to the Transactions of the Quebec Literary and Historical Society. He was the author of an Essay on language (Toronto, 1857), of a poem entitled The lost island (Ottawa, 1889; 2nd ed., 1895), and of a paper entitled Reminiscences of old Quebec (Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal, July, 1913).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 353.


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