William Chapman (poet)
George William Alphred Chapman|
December 13, 1850
Saint-François parish (in Beauceville), Lower Canada
February 23, 1917 (aged 66)|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Chapman was born at Saint-François-de-Beauce, Quebec (today's Beauceville), and was educated at Levis College. He studied law, afterward engaged in commercial pursuits, and later entered the civil service of the Province of Quebec. Chapman worked for some time as a journalist in Quebec City and Montreal; but in 1902 became a French translator for the Dominion Senate and removed to Ottawa, Ontario.
- Les Québécoises (1876)
- Mines d'or de la Beauce (1881)
- Guide et souvenir de la St-Jean-Baptiste (1884), Montréal
- Les Feuilles d'érable (1890)
- Le lauréat (1894)
- Les deux Copains (1894)
- Les aspirations : poésies canadiennes (1904), which received the highest prize of the Académie française
- Les Rayons du Nord (1910), which also gained the highest prize of the Académie française
- Les Fleurs de givre (1912)
- W. H. New, ed. Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002: 191.
- Works by or about William Chapman at Internet Archive
- Works by William Chapman at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
- Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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