Jonathan Odell

Born in 1737 in Newark, New Jersey, Jonathan Odell was a British army surgeon, a vocal minister of the Church of England, a colonial politician, and poet-propagandist able to deliver cutting satire. He came to New Brunswick in 1784 with Loyalists fleeing post-revolutionary America. As the province’s first Provincial Secretary, he was instrumental in working toward what would become the University of New Brunswick.

For the full Author Page on Odell, click here.


The linked Author Page contains the poems "Our Thirty-Ninth Wedding Day" and "Ode for the New Year."