Fletcher, Edward Taylor (t)
Edward Taylor Fletcher (1816?-1897) was born in England but was educated in Quebec where he was later appointed surveyor-general of the province. He had an interest in linguistics among other matters and in a paper read to the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec in 1863 he outlined his reasons for locating Atlantis in the Atlantic, citing the evidence of the floral and faunal connections between the Old and New Worlds which (in his opinion) could only be explained by an intermediate landmass – Atlantis. He also discusses the possible links between the Basques and Plato’s island. His essay can be read on the Internet (a).