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HARVEY, Moses, author, born near Armagh, Ireland, 25 March, 1820. He was graduated at Belfast college in 1840, studied theology in the Presbyterian college in that city, and was a Presbyterian minister at Maryport, Cumberland, England, in 1843. He became minister of the Free Presbyterian church at St. John, Newfoundland, in 1852, and preached there till 1878, when he retired from active duties. Henceforth he engaged in literary and scientific studies, and became popular as a lecturer. He studied the natural history, geology, and resources of the island, and published the result of his labors in British and American newspapers. In 1886 the council of the Royal geographical society of England elected him a fellow in recognition of his services to geographical science in his works on Newfoundland and Labrador. He is the author of "Thoughts on the Poetry and Literature of the Bible" (St. John, N. F., 1853); "The Testimony of Nineveh to the Veracity of the Bible" (1854); "Lectures on the Harmony of Science and Revelation" (Halifax, 1856); "Lectures on Egypt and its Monuments, as Illustrative of Scripture" (St. John, N. F., 1857); "Lectures, Literary and Biographical" (Edinburgh, 1864); "Across Newfoundland with the Governor" (St. John, N. F., 1878); "Newfoundland, the Oldest British Colony" (London and Boston, 1883); "Text Book of Newfoundland History" (Boston, 1885); and "Where are We and Whither Tending?" (London and Boston, 1886). He is also the author of the articles on "Labrador," "Newfoundland." and "The Seal Fisheries of the World" in the 9th edition of the "Encyclopaedia Britannica."
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