George Barthelemy Faribault

Archaeologist, born Quebec, Canada, 1789; died there, 1866. He was admitted to the Bar in 1811, and served as militiaman during the American invasion of 1812. In 1822 he entered civil service, and was assistant clerk of the Legislative Assembly, 1832-1855. His splendid collection of rare books and original manuscripts, inspired by his love of Canada, burned with Montreal Parliament House, 1849; his second collection was bequeathed to Laval University. His "Catalogue of Works," relating to the history of America, ranks among the best of its kind.

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