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MARTIN, Felix, Canadian author, born in Auray, France, 4 October, 1804. He became a Jesuit. and in 1842 went to Canada as a missionary. He founded St. Mary's college, Montreal, presided over it for many years, and displayed his architectural skill in connection with it and two adjacent churches. He was next stationed at Quebec, but, his eyesight becoming impaired, he returned to France and connected himself with a Jesuit establishment near Paris. While in Canada he explored the Huron country, wrote a report upon it, and assisted in preparing a series of volumes on the Jesuit missions. He also collected material for a history of Canada, and contributed largely to publications on that subject. His chief works are "Manuel du pelerin de Notre Dame de Bon Secours" (Montreal, 1848);"Relation des Jesuits," an enlarged translation of O'Callaghan's bibliography of that seriec (1850); a French translation, with notes, of Bressani's "Breve relazione" (1852); "Mission du Canada, relations inedites" (Paris, 1861) ; " De Montcalm en Canada" (1867) ; and "Le R. P. Isaac Jogues" (1878).
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