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Sir Gilbert Parker 1862-1932

Sir Gilbert Parker 1862-1932

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Sir Gilbert Parker 1862-1932

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Sir Gilbert Parker 1862-1932

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Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Township of Stone Mills
In Camden East, on the grounds of a church
street number 2611
on the east side of Road 4 at Queen Victoria Street
north of the Napanee River bridge


Coordinates: N 44 20.248 W 76 50.097

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Plaque Text

In this community of Camden East, where his father was a storekeeper and Justice of the Peace, was born Gilbert Parker, Canadian novelist and poet. Educated at the University of Toronto, he became a journalist and later turned to writing fiction. He moved to England 1889 and achieved a considerable reputation as an author of historical novels, many of which, such as "The Seats of the Mighty", had a Canadian setting. Parker sat in the British House of Commons 1900-1918 as member for Gravesend and was knighted 1902 for his literary achievements.

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