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From: "Ken Poole" <>
Subject: Re: [S-I] James McHenry (1785-1845), Novelist
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 16:49:03 -0400
I have always wondered what my relatives the Dunsmoors sounded like when
they got off the boat
in Boston in 1728 it would be wonderful to get this material digitized and
available for all.
I smell grant money!
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Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 4:42 PM
Subject: [S-I] James McHenry (1785-1845), Novelist
> Frank Ferguson's new book, An Ulster-Scots Anthology, is full of wonderful
> surprises. I learned there about James McHenry (1785-1845) who
> published a
> number of novels about Ulster and Scotch-Irish pioneers in Pennsylvania.
> was born in Larne, practiced medicine and published poetry and prose in
> Belfast before emigrating to Baltimore in 1816. In his first American
> novel, The
> Wilderness, published in 1823, many of the characters speak in the
> Ulster-Scots he spoke at home in Co. Antrim!
> This book and several others are on microfilm in my university library.
> Since McHenry's copyright expired long ago, it would be interesting to
> these books available to a wider public. Perhaps the text could be
> digitized and
> available on a website?
> I found a brief account of McHenry and his books in Charles Fanning, The
> Irish Voice in America (Lexington Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky,
> All the best,
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