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1857 - 1917 and undated.




Thomas Bailey Aldrich -- poet, novelist, traveler and editor -- was born in New Hampshire in 1836. His father's death in 1849 caused him to abandon his idea to attend college and move to New York to work with his uncle at age 16. Soon he became a constant contributor to newspapers and magazines and the intimate friend of many Bohemian poets, artists and writers. He was editor of various major newspapers and magazines in New York and Boston from the 1860s to the 1890s. During this time he was also a prolific, published writer of prose and verse. He died in Boston in 1907. The collection contains correspondence between Aldrich and many of his contemporaries, also a small number of manuscript items, several photographs, and three folders of clippings that document his life and work. Materials date primarily from the 1870s to the early 1900s.



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