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POPE, Richard, Canadian author, born in Toronto, 19 October, 1827. He was called to the bar of Lower Canada in 1855, and was assistant editor of the Lower Canada " Law Reports" in 1855-'60. After serving as commissioner for the Chandidre gold-mining association from 1866 till 1871 he was clerk in the department of public works, and private secretary to the minister from 1872 till 1873, when he was appointed clerk of the crown in chancery. He is a major in the Canadian militia, and organized the Quebec volunteer rifle association. Mr. Pope won the first prize medal of the Literary and historical society of Quebec for the best "Essay on Canada " (Quebec, 1853), and is also the author of " Canadian Minerals and Mining Interest" (1857) ; " Gold Fields of Canada" (1858); and " Notes on Emigration and Mining and Agricultural Labor in Canada" (1859).
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