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Chronology and facts about Seton’s life

Seton meets Joseph Wolf in 1890 Biography

Seton meets Joseph Wolf in 1890 Biography

Hawk study (drawing) by Joseph Wolf drawing from Seton’s personal collection Seton embarked for London in June of 1890, made a brief sojourn to Paris in August, but returned to England for the autumn and early winter. He had been disappointed in France “to find the...

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Seton and Manitoba 1882-1883 Biography

Seton and Manitoba 1882-1883 Biography

Great Ring-Billed Gull, Academy for the Love of Learning Upon his return from London (and abandonment of life as an art student), Seton moved back in with his parents for what must have seemed an interminable five months. Apparently the only thing he and his father...

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The Birds of Canada Seton Biography 1870s

The Birds of Canada Seton Biography 1870s

The boy “Squinty” Seton had to put up with a good deal of bullying in the economically poor neighborhood of Toronto in which he found himself. After the disappointing results of the Ontario farming venture, Joseph Thompson brought his family back to city life. The...

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Seton, Cameron, Thompson Genealogy

Seton, Cameron, Thompson Genealogy

An interesting thing happened on the way to 1745 in Scotland. The Highland clans of MacDonalds, Macleans, Stewarts and Camerons decide the time was right for a restoration of the royal Stuart dynasty. (The founder, James I, in 1604, suggested that smoking caused lung...

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Beginnings, How Seton Came About

In my work as an historian, I am generally more interested in finding meanings than in establishing dates. (“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Maybe so, but that tells us nothing about the implications of that action). Nonetheless, setting out an array of...

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