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Born in December 27, 1861 / Died in October 2, 1947 / Ireland / English


Albert Ernest Stafford Smythe was a Canadian poet and journalist.


Smythe was born in Gracehill, County Antrin, Ireland, the son of Leonora Cary and Stafford Smythe. He worked as a journalist in Belfast, in Chicago, and in Toronto for the Globe, the World, and The Lamp.

In 1890 he married Mary Adelaide Constantine, whom he had met on a translatlantic voyage; the couple had one son. His wife died in 1906, and he remarried in 1912.

He published two volumes of poetry. He introduced theosophy into Canada, and was the first president of the Theosophical Society of Toronto. He died in Hamilton, Ontario. ..