Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan
|Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan|
Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan
February 27, 1797|
|Died||May 29, 1880
New York, New York
|Occupation||doctor, journalist, member of provincial parliament, secretary-archivist|
Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, (probably 27 February 1797 – 29 May 1880) was a doctor and journalist.
Born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, he studied medicine in Paris and immigrated to Lower Canada in 1823 where he became involved in the political reform movement of the Parti patriote. He began practicing medicine in Montreal as of 1827.
On the death of Daniel Tracey, owner of the Montreal Vindicator newspaper, in 1832 O'Callaghan became the editor and brought in Thomas Storrow Brown to work on the paper. They proved to be an irreducible adversary of Lord Gosford and the status quo. In 1834, O'Callaghan was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada for Yamaska.
In 1837, during the Lower Canada Rebellion, a mandate of arrest was issued against him, and he sought refuge at Saint-Denis, then crossed the United States border with his friend, Louis-Joseph Papineau. Later, O'Callaghan became secretary-archivist of the State of New York, and died there in 1880.
|Wikisource has original works written by or about:
- A Biographical Sketch of the Hon. Louis Joseph Papineau, Speaker of the House of Assembly of Lower Canada, published in the Sentinel of Saratoga Springs, New York, 1838 (online)
- History of New Netherland ; or, New York under the Dutch, 2 volumes, New York, 1846–1848
- Jesuit relations of discoveries and other occurrences in Canada and the northern and western states of the union, 1632–1672, New York, 1847
- Laws and ordinances of New Netherlands, 1638–1674 ; compiled and translated from the original Dutch records in the office of the secretary of state, Albany, N.Y., 1868
- A list of editions of the Holy Scriptures, and parts thereof, printed in America previous to 1860, Albany, 1861
- The register of New Netherland ; 1626 to 1674, Albany, 1865
- "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
- "Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2005.
- John T. Driscoll. "Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan", in New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia, 1911
- Maureen Slattery. "Irish Radicalism and the Roman Catholic Church in Quebec and Ireland, 1833–1834: O'Callaghan and O'Connell Compared", in Canadian Catholic Historical Association, Historical Studies, 63 (1997), pp. 29–58
- Maureen Slattery Durley. "Dr. Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, His Early Years in Medicine, Montreal, 1823–1828", in Canadian Catholic Historical Association, Study Sessions, 47 (1980), pp. 23–40
- Jack Verney. O'Callaghan. The Making and Unmaking of a Rebel, Montréal: McGill-Queen's Press, 1994, 350 pages ISBN 0-88629-233-6 (online excerpt)
- Edward W. Nash. Catalogue of the Library of the Late E. B. O'Callaghan, M. D., LL. D., Historian of New York, New York: Douglas Taylor Printer, 1882 (on line)