Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

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


Francis Blake Crofton


Crofton, Francis Blake (1841-1912), author, was born at Crossboyne, Mayo county, Ireland, in 1841, the youngest son of the Rev. William Crofton. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A., 1863); and from 1864 to 1865 was professor of classics at the University of Bishop 's College, Lennoxville, Canada. For a number of years he was engaged in journalism in New York ; but in 1882 he was appointed librarian to the Legislature of Nova Scotia, at Halifax, and he retired from this post only in 1906. He died in 1912. In addition to numerous contributions to English, American, and Canadian magazines, he was the author of The bewildered querists and other nonsense (New York, 1875), The major's big talk stories (London, 1882), The hairbreadth escapes of Major Mendax (Philadelphia, 1889), Haliburton, the man and the writer (Windsor, N.S., 1889), For closer union (Halifax, 1897), Is it too late (London, 1902), and a volume of verse, In sombre tones (Halifax, 1904).


Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., pp. 150-151.


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