Cameron, George Frederick National Historic Person

New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Cameron, George Frederick © Expired
Cameron, George Frederick
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Address : New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1946-05-15
Life Date: 1854 to 1885

Other Name(s):
  • Cameron, George Frederick  (Designation Name)

Importance: Poet and journalist


Existing plaque: Town Office (Until about 1960, this building operated as the Town’s Post Office and Customs Office) 111 Provost Street, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Born and educated in New Glasgow, Cameron, having graduated from the Boston Law School, practiced law in the United States before joining Queen's University in 1882. The following year he became editor of the Kingston News. As a promising young poet he was distinguished from his contemporaries by his lack of interest in either nature or patriotism. Rather, his poems, Lyrics on freedom, Love and Death, published posthumously, range over the great classical themes of love and life, freedom and fate. He died at Kingston, Ontario.