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O'CALLAGHAN, Edmund Bailey, historian, born in Mallow, County Cork, Ireland, 29 February, 1797" died in New York city, 27 May, 1880. After completing his collegiate course, he spent two years in Paris. In 1823 he emigrated to Quebec, and in 1827 he was admitted to the practice of medicine. In 1834 he was editor of "The Vindicator," and in 1836 he was elected a member of the assembly of Lower Canada, but after the insurrection he removed to New York, and he was for many years employed in the office of the secretary of state at Albany in editing the records of the state. Afterward, in 1870, he removed to New York city. His works include " History of New Netherlands" (New York, 1846" 2(1 ed., 2 vols., 1848)" "Jesuit Relations " (1847)" "Documentary History of New York" (4 vols., Albany, 1849-'51)" "Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York," procured in Holland, England, and France by John R. Brodhead (11 vols., 1855-'61) ; " Remonstrance of New Netherland" (i856); the " Orderly Books" of Commissary Wilson (1857), and General John Burgoyne (1860); " Names of Persons for whom Marriage Licenses were issued previous to 1784" (1860) ; Wooley's " Two Years' Journal in New York" (1860); "Journals of the Legislative Councils of New York" (2 vols., 1861); "The Origin of the Legislative Assemblies of the State of New York" (1861); " A Calendar to the Land Papers" (1864); "The Register of New Nether-land" (1865); "A Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State" (1865); "The Voyage of George Clarke to America," with notes (1867); and " Voyages of the Slavers ' St. John' and ' Arms'" (1867).
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