George J. Dance
James Anderson (1842-1923).
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James Anderson (?1839-1923) was a Canadian poet.
Anderson was born in Perthshire,
Scotland, in either 1838 or 1839. 
He came to
Canada in 1863 during the Cariboo Gold Rush in British Columbia. He was known as the " Poet laureate of the Cariboo."
Later also dubbed the
"Robert Service of the Cariboo," Anderson was the author of the 1st book of poetry printed in British Columbia.
He returned to Britain in 1871, living in Fifeshire, Scotland. He later moved to
England, where he died in 1923.
Sawney's Letters; or, Cariboo rhymes. Cariboo, BC: Sentinel, 1868.
4th edition, revised & expanded, Toronto: W.S. Johnson, 1895.
 mimeographed edition (with introduction by William Kaye Lamb). Bibliographical Society of Canada, 1960.
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1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "
Anderson, James." ABC Bookworld, Web, Sep. 18, 2011
↑ Gerson and Davies give his year of birth as 1842. Representative Poetry gives 1839, and VIAF give
circa 1839. ↑ 3.0 3.1 Carole Gerson and Gwendolyn Davies, "James Anderson,"
Canadian Poetry From the Beginnings Through the First World War, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart (NCL), 1994, 109. Print.
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