From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878
De Blaquiere, Peter Boyle, Canadian politician, was born in Dublin, 27th April 1784. A midshipman in H.B.M. fleet at the battle of Camperdown, he afterwards left the navy, and emigrated to Canada in 1837. He was a member of the legislature for twenty-two years, and was some time Chancellor of the University of Toronto. He died at Yorkville, near Toronto, October 1860, aged 76.
37a. Biographical Dictionary—American Biography: Francis S. Drake. Boston, 1876.
Charlotte Milligan Fox, sister of the poet Alice Milligan, was a founding member of the Irish Folk Song Society and an indefatigable field collector of Irish traditional music. Her singularly important work on Irish haprers is here presented for the twenty-first century reader. This edition of Annals offers a much greater number of illustrations than were included in the original 1911 publication, a full biographical introduction, an extensive bibliography of the writings of Milligan Fox and an appendix discussing the variant texts of Arthur O’Neills Memoirs.
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