Date Published: 1876
Binding: No binding
4 pages. Dated Ottawa, 12 December, 1876. Quarto, Small tears, fold marks, otherwise in good condition.
"The Canadian Legal Directory and Law Guide" publication order and biographical form to be a subject in the publication. Sent and signed by Henry J. Morgan to John C. Allen. The 3 page form is filled in and signed by John C. Allen, first New Brunswick Supreme Court judge. To be published by Henry J. Morgan.
The publication was published in Toronto, in 1878 by R. Carswell and called, "Canadian Legal Directory ; Guide to the Bench and the Bar of The Dominion of Canada." In this p.199 & 200, a biographical write-up on John Campbell Allen, Chief Justice of New Brunswick is printed of which some of the information Allen provided Morgan in this form was used.
Sir John Campbell Allen, was a lawyer, author, office holder, politician, militia officer, and judge. He was a tory, an anti-confederate, and a gentleman. John Campbell Allen was on October 8, 1875 appointed the New Brunswick Supreme Court judge, the highest office within the Province's judicial system. Allen sat on the Supreme Court for 31 years. He was knighted in 1889.
Henry James Morgan (1842-1913) was a Canadian civil servant, lawyer, author and editor. He was the first and most influential of the authors who, mainly through collections of short biographies (or collective biographies), documented the rising middle class in Canada in the late 19th century. Probably best known for publishing collections of biographical sketches of notable Canadians. he also studied law at McGill College and was called to the Quebec and Ontario bars in 1873. Also in 1873, Morgan was promoted to first-class clerk and was put in charge of the country's state records; he was promoted to chief clerk in 1875. In 2016, Morgan was named a Person of National Historic Significance by the Canadian government
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