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John Richardson

Major John Richardson (4 October 1796 – 12 May 1852) died in poverty in a back street of New York City in 1852, and lies buried in an unknown grave; even so, his writings received more attention in the United States, and in Britain, where he had also lived, than they did in Canada. Richardson has been described as the first Upper-Canadian novelist, and the first Canadian novelist with an international reputation.