Head, Sir Francis Bond

   Traveller, essayist, and biographer, served in the Engineers, went to South America as manager of a mining company, which failed, and then turned to literature, and made considerable reputation by a book of travels, Rapid Journeys across the Pampas and among the Andes (1827), which was followed by Bubbles from the Brunnens of Nassau (1834). He was Governor of Upper Canada 1835-37, but was not a great success. Thereafter he contributed to the Quarterly Review, and repub. his articles as Stokers and Pokers--Highways and Byways, and wrote a Life of Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller. He was made a Baronet in 1836.

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  • Head, Sir Francis Bond — (1793 1875)    Served in Royal Engineers at Waterloo; travelled in South America, 1825 1826; appointed lieutenant governor of Upper Canada, 1835 1837; made privy councillor, 1867.    Index: Mc Governor of Upper Canada, states his position on… …   The makers of Canada

  • HEAD, SIR FRANCIS BOND —    soldier and author; governor of Upper Canada; suppressed an insurrection; wrote a Life of Bruce the African Traveller, Bubbles from the Brunnen of Nassau, A Faggot of French Sticks, &c. (1793 1875) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Francis Bond Head — Sir Francis Bond Head, 1. Baronet PC (* 1. Januar 1793 bei Rochester; † 23. Juli 1875 in Croydon) war ein englischer Schriftsteller und Politiker. Head (spr. hedd) trat in die Armee, kämpfte mit in der Schlacht bei Waterloo und wurde 1835 zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Head — (spr. hedd), Sir Francis Bond, engl. Schriftsteller und Politiker, geb. 1. Jan. 1793 bei Rochester, gest. 23. Juli 1875 in Croydon, trat in die Armee, kämpfte bei Waterloo mit und wurde 1835 zum Statthalter von Oberkanada ernannt, wo… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Head — (spr. Hedd), 1) Richard, Sohn eines protestantischen Priesters, der 1641 in Irland bei dem Blutbad umgekommen war, wurde Buchhändler, errichtete 1659 eine Buchhandlung, verließ dieselbe u. floh wegen Schulden nach Irland; 1633 nach England… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Head — (Hedd), Sir Francis Bond, geb. 1793, diente zuerst in der Armee, war von 1835–38 Gouverneur von Canada, schrieb über Canada, Südamerika und 1851 über franz. Zustände …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • George Head — Sir George Head (1782–1855) was an English commissariat officer and deputy knight marshal.Head, elder brother of Sir Francis Bond Head, was born at the Hermitage in the parish of Higham, Kent, in 1782, but there is no entry of his baptism in… …   Wikipedia

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