Frederick George Scott (1861-1944) was educated at Montreal High School and Bishop’s College where he received a B.A. in 1881, M.A. in 1884, and D.C.L. in 1902. Ordained deacon in 1884 and priest in 1886, his first charge was at Coggleshall, Essex, England. He was rector of St. George’s Church, Drummondville, Quebec (1886-1887) and St. Matthew’s Church, Quebec (1899-1933). As Chaplain of the 8th Royal Rifles, Scott volunteered in the Great War. In 1925, he was appointed Archdeacon of Quebec. Canon Scott was an accomplished and well-known poet and author before and after World War I. He also wrote a memoir of his war experience, The Great War as I Saw it.
Fonds consists of Scott’s poem “Sing me to sleep”, handwritten and dated Dec. 7, 1915, several printed copies of his poems, and two newspaper clippings about his work and life.
Title based on contents of fonds.
GSA holds copies of Scotts’ books of poetry and his autobiography, The Great War as I Saw it.
Scott, Frederick George, 1861-1944 – Poetry
World War, 1914-1918 – Chaplains – France – Personal narratives.
World War, 1914-1918 – Poetry
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