Saunders, E.M. (Edward Manning), 1829-1916

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Saunders, E.M. (Edward Manning), 1829-1916

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Edward Manning Saunders, clergyman and historian, was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia on 20 December 1829. He was educated at the Newton Institute, Mass. He was appointed pastor at the first Baptist church in Halifax in 1867. His published works include Three Premiers of Nova Scotia (1909) and The Life and Letters of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Tupper (1916). He died in Toronto on 15 March in the same year as the Tupper book was published. His daughter, Margaret Marshall Saunders was born on 13 April 1861 in Milton, Nova Scotia. She was educated at an Edinburgh, Scotland finishing school, followed by a year in France. She wrote about this experience in Esther de Warren: The Story of a Mid-Victorian Maiden (1927). This was her last published work and her personal favourite. Her most successful book was Beautiful Joe: The Autobiography of a Dog (1893). Saunders was awarded an honorary M.A. from Acadia University in 1911. For the last thirty-three years of her life she lived in Toronto. She died on 15 February 1947.


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