Haliburton, Thomas Chandler

(1796-1865)
   B. at Windsor, Nova Scotia, was a lawyer, and rose to be Judge of the Supreme Court of the Colony. He was the author of The Clock-maker, or Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville, and a continuation, The Attaché, or Sam Slick in England. In these he made a distinctly original contribution to English fiction, full of shrewdness and humour. He may be regarded as the pioneer of the American school of humorists. He wrote various other works, including The Old Judge, Nature and Human Nature, A Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia, etc. In 1856 he settled in England, and sat in the House of Commons for Launceston.

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  • Haliburton, Thomas Chandler — born Dec. 17, 1796, Windsor, Nova Scotia died Aug. 27, 1865, Isleworth, Middlesex, Eng. Canadian writer. He served in the legislature of his native Nova Scotia and later served as a judge of the Supreme Court (1841–54), where he maintained the… …   Universalium

  • Haliburton, Thomas Chandler — (1796 1865)    Born at Windsor, Nova Scotia. Educated at the Grammar School and at King s College there. Called to the bar and practised for a time at Annapolis. Represented the county of Annapolis in the Nova Scotia Legislature, and in 1829… …   The makers of Canada

  • Haliburton, Thomas Chandler — (17 dic. 1796, Windsor, Nueva Escocia–27 ago. 1865, Isleworth, Middlesex, Inglaterra). Escritor canadiense. Se desempeñó en la legislatura de su Nueva Escocia natal, para luego ser designado juez de la Corte Suprema (1841–54), donde fue un… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • HALIBURTON, THOMAS CHANDLER —    Nova Scotian judge and author, born at Windsor, Nova Scotia; was called to the bar in 1820, and soon after was elected a member of the House of Assembly; in 1840 he became Judge of the Supreme Court, and two years later retired to England,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Haliburton — (Thomas Chandler) (1796 1865), homme politique et écrivain canadien d expression anglaise. Il doit sa notoriété à des romans humoristiques: The Clockmaker (3 vol., 1836 1840) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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