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William Cant Sturoc

Scotland & New Hampshire

"William C. Sturoc was born at Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland Nov. 4., 1822, and received his elementary education, at the 'Hamilton Green' and 'Grimbsby' schools of his native town. When a mere lad he arrived in Montreal, Canada, and remained there till July 1850, when he came to Newport, and almost immediately commenced the study of law in the office of Edmund Burke. In 1855 he was admitted to the bar, and settled in Sunapee. Although he has not been in active practice his legal reading is still close and extensive. In 1865, '66, '67 and '68, he represented his town in the State Legislature . . . . He has contributed largely to the letter press of an expensive illustrated work just published at his native place by T. Buncle, entitled 'Round bout the 'Round O' with its Poets' and is also given a large space in the 4th vol. of 'Modern Scottish Poets,' published by D.H. Edwards, Brechen, Scotland, last December."

[Source: Bella Chapin (ed.), The Poets of New Hampshire 254-255 (Claremont, New Hampshire: Charles H. Adams, Publisher, 1883)][online text]

[See: Albert S. Wait, "William Cant Sturoc," in Proceedings of the Bar Association of the State of New Hampshire at Its Annual Meeting 115-117 (Rimford Press, 1963)][Scottish Poems in America]


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