Peter John Allan

Born in York, England in 1825, Peter John Allan came to Fredericton in 1836 as a result of his father’s retirement from medicine. He attended King’s College (later UNB) with the intention of studying law but discovered that journalism was more to his liking. He began sending poems to local newspapers and caught the eye of important provincial publishers. A poet of great promise, he became ill at a young age and died at twenty-three, never realizing the potential that his early work suggested. His only collection of poems was published after his death.

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The linked Author Page contains the poem "The Dead Butterfly."