John Galt Esqr.
Stipple, sheet 220 x 140mm. 8½ x 5½". Sheet trimmed.
John Galt (1779-1839), novelist. John Galt was a prolific Scottish novelist admired for his depiction of country life. From 1824 he worked for the Canada Company, a charter company established to aid in the colonisation of Upper Canada. He opened up a road between Lakes Huron and Erie through the forest country and founded the city of Guelph in Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1827. Galt was dismissed in 1829 for his lack of accounting skills and failure to carry out the company's policies. He returned to Britain in 1829, after which he devoted himself entirely to literature. His masterpieces, novels of Scottish rural life, are The Ayrshire Legatees (1820), The Annals of the Parish (1821), Sir Andrew Wylie (1822), The Provost (1822) and The Entail (1823).
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