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Prince Edward (1870)

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Prince Edward (1870)

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Prince Edward (1870)

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Title: The Life of F.M., H.R.H. Edward, Duke of Kent
Author: Dr. William James Anderson
Publisher: Hunter, Rose & Company, Ottawa & Toronto: 1870
Description: 8vo. 241 pp. Contains Prince Edward’s “correspondence with the De Salaberry Family, never before published, extending from 1791 to 1814.” Bound in red embossed cloth with gilt title on the spine. Page edges dyed red. Loss at head of spine. Cloth separating on spine. Boards rubbed and soiled from handling. Interior pages show foxing. Newspaper clippings tipped onto front endpaper.

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Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (1767–1820) was the fourth son and fifth child of Britain's king George III, and the father of Queen Victoria. In 1799, he was appointed a General and commander-in-chief of British forces in the Maritime Provinces of North America. The Duke of Kent was appointed Field-Marshal of the Forces on September 3rd, 1805. He was the first member of the royal family to live in North America for more than a short visit (1791–1800) and, in 1794, the first prince to enter the United States after independence (traveling to Boston on foot from Lower Canada). Edward is credited with the first use of the term "Canadian" to mean both French and English settlers in Upper and Lower Canada. Edward is also the person after whom Prince Edward Island was named in 1799.