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Another Country, Another Life: An Evening with Patrick Boyer


Thu Oct 25, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Humber Bay

A young law clerk from England falls in love in 19th-century New York and reinvents himself in Canada. Quiet Isaac Jelfs led many lives: a scapegoated law clerk in England; a soldier in the mad Crimean War; a lawyer on swirling Broadway Avenue in New York. His escape from each was wrapped in deep secrecy.

He eventually reached Canada, in 1869, with a new wife and a changed name. In his new home - the remote wilderness of Muskoka -
he crafted yet another persona for himself. In Another Country, Another Life, his great-grandson traces that long-hidden journey, exposing Isaac Jelfs' covered tracks and the reasons for his double life.

Call 416-394-5300 to register for this entertaining program.