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title Francis Bain, Farmer Naturalist
creator Martin, Kathy
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Wheat fields extended from the barnyard to the York River shore, affording a panoramic view. With one glance, Francis Bain might have noted the cloud patterns, the receding tide, a scolding robin, and a flowering fireweed. These would not have been unusual observations for the average rural resident of nineteenth century Prince Edward Island, but the horizons of this particular farmer's interests extended far beyond the norm. Fortunately, his curiosity was matched by talent and energy, and during his short life (1842-1894), he distinquished himself locally, provincially, and nationally. Largely on his own initiative, Bain became an authority on Island shells, insects, plants, birds, rocks, and fossils. As well as being a natural scientist, he was also an artist and poet of considerable talent. In later life, Francis Bain became a prolific writer, publishing two books and a wide variety of popular and scientific articles.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1979
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-82
source 06
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Francis Bain, Farmer Naturalist
creator Martin, Kathy
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description Wheat fields extended from the barnyard to the York River shore, affording a panoramic view. With one glance, Francis Bain might have noted the cloud patterns, the receding tide, a scolding robin, and a flowering fireweed. These would not have been unusual observations for the average rural resident of nineteenth century Prince Edward Island, but the horizons of this particular farmer's interests extended far beyond the norm. Fortunately, his curiosity was matched by talent and energy, and during his short life (1842-1894), he distinquished himself locally, provincially, and nationally. Largely on his own initiative, Bain became an authority on Island shells, insects, plants, birds, rocks, and fossils. As well as being a natural scientist, he was also an artist and poet of considerable talent. In later life, Francis Bain became a prolific writer, publishing two books and a wide variety of popular and scientific articles.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1979
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-82
source 06
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.