This list and display at the Library was made by summer student Camila Beam in 2018.
Since July 3, 2022, we now have a complete collection of the Cody books. Please note that these books are marked "R" for Reference. Reference books cannot be taken out of the building - but we encourage you to read them in the comfortable chairs that are provided for you. We hope that you understand why we want to preserve this collection. Thank you.
Books by H.A. Cody
- An Apostle of the North (1908)
- Fighting Stars (1927)
- Glen of the High North (1920)
- If Any Man Sin (1915)
- Jess of the Rebel Trail (1921)
- On Trail and Rapid by Dog-Sled & Canoe (1910)
- Rod of the Lone Patrol (1916)
- Songs of a Bluenose (1925)
- Storm King Banner (1937)
- The Chief of the Ranges (1913)
- The Crimson Sign (1935)
- The Fighting Slogan (1926) (Thank you, Marilyn Stillwell Calhoun for donating your copy on the 150th anniversary of H.A.Cody's birth. We have now completed our collection!)
- The Fourth Watch (1911)
- The Frontiersman (1910)
- The Girl at Bullet Lake (1933)
- The King’s Arrow (1922)
- The Long Patrol (1912)
- The Master Revenge (1924)
- The Red Ranger (1931)
- The River Fury (1930)
- The Stumbling Shepard (1929)
- The Touch of Abner (1919)
- The Trail of the Golden Horn (1923)
- The Unknown Wrestler (1918)
- Under Sealed Orders (1917)
Kevin Crannie lived in Codys years ago. He is responsible for this beautiful website: www.codysnewbrunswick.weebly.com The following information is from that website.
H.A Cody – A Queen’s County Author
Hiram Alfred (H.A.) Cody, a clergyman and novelist who was born in Codys, New Brunswick July 3rd, 1872 and died in Saint John, New Brunswick February 9th, 1948. Born in Codys, New Brunswick, a town named after his family, H.A. Cody moved to Windsor, Nova Scotia to study at KING'S COLLEGE. After graduation, Cody was ordained as an ANGLICAN minister on December 20th, 1896. His first assignment was as rector of the parish of Greenwich in his home province. A few years later, Cody travelled to Whitehorse to do missionary work. He arrived in 1904, and stayed for five years. While there Cody began to keep extensive journals about his experiences. He served in the ministry for 43 years, and compiled a total of 43 journals. Though he had written short stories in his younger years, Cody's focus on fiction came later in his life. H.A. Cody published 25 books, in addition to several poems and newspaper articles. In 1927 he was appointed Archdeacon of Saint John; he served there until his retirement in 1943. While more commonly recognized for his work in the ministry than for his writing, H.A. Cody was one of Canada's most widely read authors. His publications, like those of the bestselling Ralph Connor, were amongst the first to be mass-produced in North America due to their accessible prose, Christian themes and appeal to a broad audience.
Some of his more famous novels include The Frontiersman: A Tale of the Yukon (1910), The Long Patrol: A Tale of the Mounted Police (1912) and The King's Arrow: A Tale of the United Empire Loyalists (1922). Most of Cody's novels adhered to the conventions of the adventure genre. He often included romantic sub-plots in an effort to expand his readership beyond men. His faith played an important part in his novels, which always included a Christian message. While H.A. Cody is not considered a pioneer of Canadian literature, his novels deftly capture the interests and spirit of the age in which he lived and wrote.
Rev Hiram Alfred “H. A.” Cody
BIRTH 3 Jul 1872
Codys, Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada
DEATH 9 Feb 1948 (aged 75)
Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada
BURIAL Fernhill Cemetery
Saint John, Saint John County, New Brunswick, Canada
Ven. H. A. Cody, Famous Author, Cleric, Passes
New Brunswick Native Had Gained Wide Renown.
Venerable H. A. Cody, D.D, Archdeacon of Saint John, noted Canadian author and cleric, died early last night at his Saint John home after an illness of several years. He was 75.
A native of this province and graduate of Kings University at Windsor, Nova Scotia, Archdeacon Cody was recognized as a leading Canadian novelist, poet and biographer. He was author of more than 20 widely read novels.
Archdeacon of Saint John since 1927, he began his literary career in the first decade of the century during a seven year period of service as a missionary in the Yukon. His last novel “Storm King Banner” was published in 1937.
His first book “An Apostle of the North” was published in 1908 at which time he was associated with Robert W. Service, romantic northland historian and poet. Archdeacon Cody’s writings are noted for distinctive Canadian settings and characterizations.
During his student days at Kings, he was deeply influenced by the late Dr. Charles G. D. Roberts who was president of the Haliburton Club, a literary society. Dr. Roberts was at that time professor of English.
Among Archdeacon Cody’s better known works are “The Frontiersman” (1910); “If Any Man Sin” (1915); “Under Sealed Orders” (1917); “Glen of the High North” (1920); “The Trial of the Golden Horn” (1922); “The Fighting Stars” (1927); “The Red Ranger” (1931) and “The Crimson Sign” published in 1935.
In Saint John where he had resided since becoming rector in St. James Church in 1910, he wrote most of his books while winning recognition as an exceptionally able clergyman. Ill health forced his resignation from the rectors post in 1943.
Of direct Loyalist descent, he was born July 3, 1872, at Cody’s, a village on the banks of the Washademoak Lake, Queens County, only son of George Redmond Cody and Loretta Augusta (Doney) Cody.
At the age of 20, in 1892, he entered Kings University, then at Windsor, N. S. As a student in arts and divinity. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in 1896 and was class valedictorian. Two years later he obtained his masters of arts degree. After graduation he was in charge of missions at Doaktown and Ludlow before being ordained deacon at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton during the autumn of 1896. He was made priest on June 5, 1898 at St. John’s Church, Highfield, N.B. Both ordinations were performed by the late Dr. H. T. Kingdon, bishop of Fredericton by whom he was licensed in January of 1897 as incumbent at Greenwich. He held services in the parishes of Hampstead, Wickham and Kars.
Archdeacon Cody volunteered for missionary work in 1904 and a year later went to Whitehorse in the Yukon, at that time a rough, primitive land in the throes of a gold rush. While Dr. Cody was a rector at Whitehorse, Robert W. Service, then a clerk in the Canadian Bank of Commerce, was his vestry clerk. After seven years in the northland during which he gathered much of the atmosphere and experience that lent authenticity to his later writings, he accepted a call to St. James Church in Saint John.
In addition to his duties as rector, Archdeacon Cody served for two years as president of the Church of England Institute. He was for more than 28 years a governor of the Wiggins Male Orphan Institute. He was a member of the Canadian Club and of the Fortnightly Club.
Many of the novels, poems and short stories that he produced were prepared at his summer home at Oak Point, Kings County - a retreat in with he took great pride.
He was married Sept 19, 1905, to Miss Jessie Margaret Flewelling of Oak Point, who survives him. She resides at the family home, 315 Union Street.
There is one daughter, Miss Frances M. Cody of Saint John and three sons, Douglas F, East Riverside; Norman R., of Satin John and George A. Of Rothesay, surviving. A fourth son, Kenneth W. Cody died in May of 1942. A sister is Mrs. Howard Leonard of Guelph, Ont. There are five grandchildren.
Parents - George Redmond Cody, 1832–1916; Loretta Augusta Doney Cody 1842–1921
Spouse - Jessie Margaret Flewelling Cody, 1884–1967 (m. 1905)
Siblings: Julia Deborah Cody Leonard, 1869–1974
Children - Douglas Flewelling Cody, 1907–1982; Kenneth White Cody, 1911–1942;
Norman Redmond Cody, 1914–2000