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SCADDING, Henry, Canadian author, born in Dunkeswell, Devonshire, England, 29 July, 1813. He came to Canada with his parents in 1821, and lived near York (now Toronto). He was educated at Upper Canada college, Toronto, and at St. John's college, Cambridge, England, where he was graduated in 1837. In 1838 he was appointed to a classical tutorship in Upper Canada college, and in the same year lie was ordained a priest of the Church of England in Canada. In 1847 he became rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto, which post he resigned in 1875. He was also a canon of St. James's cathedral, Toronto. He has been president of the Canadian institute, Toronto, was awarded the confederation medal in 1885, in appreciation of his useful public labors as a man of letters, was president of the Pioneer association of Toronto, and received the degree of D.D. from Cambridge university in 1852. He edited the "Canadian Journal of Science, Literature, and History" in 1868-'78, and published "Memorial of the Reverend William Honywood Riply" (Toronto, 1849); "Shakespeare the Seer--the Interpreter" (1864); "Truth's Resurrection" (1865); "Christian Pantheism" (1865); "Toronto of Old" (1873); "The Four Decades of York, Upper Canada" (1884); "A History of the Old French Fort at Toronto" (1887)" brief memoirs of John Strachan, first bishop of Toronto (1868), and Henry Dundas and Sir George Yonge (1878) ; and numerous pamphlets and articles on the archaeology and history of Upper Canada, and other subjects. In his writings Dr. Scadding has principally aspired to the reputation of a local historian and annalist, and as such has done much valuable work.
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