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    Aldrich, James (male) 07/14/1810 - 09/09/1856 American

    Poet and journalist; founded the New York Literary Gazette.

    Anderson, Archer (male) 1838 - 1918 American

    Confederate Army officer during the U.S. Civil War; American industrialist. Virginia Historical Society, online family and company sources.

    Banks, Elizabeth L. (female) 1870 - 1938 American

    Journalist; Add to Wellesley: Born 1870. See Campaigns of Curiosity. Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in Late Victorian London, Elizabeth L. Banks, intro. Mary Suzanne Schriber and Abbey Zink (Madison, Wisc.: U. Wisc. P., 2003).

    Benjamin, Park (male) 08/14/1809 - 09/12/1864 American Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

    Poet, journalist, editor, and founder of several newspapers; co-founder of The Evening Tattler.

    Boker, George Henry (male) 10/06/1823 - 01/02/1890 American Princeton University

    Dramatist and diplomat; American minister to Turkey; published several volumes of verse including The Lessons of Life and Other Poems (1842); wrote several plays including Francesca da Rimini (1852).

    Bolton, Sarah Tittle (female) 12/18/1814 - 08/05/1893 American

    Poet and activist; known as Indiana's pioneer poet; wrote poems for newspapers; lived in Switzerland with her diplomat husband 1855-1858; see John Clark Ridpath, The Life and Poems of Sarah T. Bolton (Indianapolis: F.L. Horton, 1880).

    Boyle, Sarah Roberts (female) 07/26/1812 - 03/16/1869 American

    Poet; of Portsmouth, New Hampshire; wrote "The Voice of the Grass."

    Bristed, Charles Astor (male) 10/06/1820 - 01/14/1874 American Trinity College, Cambridge; Yale University

    Literary critic and writer on English university life; wrote over 200 articles in various periodicals including Fraser's Magazine; wrote The Upper Ten Thousand: Sketches of American Society (1852). See ODNB.

    Brooks, Charles Timothy (male) 06/20/1813 - 06/14/1883 American Harvard University

    Translator of German works, poet, transcendentalist, and Unitarian pastor; wrote Songs and Ballads from the German (1842), other works; contributed to The Dial.

    Browne, Washington (male) American

    Lived in New York; his poetry appeared in Blackwood's; he visited Liverpool in July of 1838.

    Bryant, William Cullen (male) 11/03/1794 - 06/12/1878 American

    Lawyer, poet and editor of the New York Evening Post; most famous poem is Thanatopsis was published in North American Review.

    Canning, Josiah Dean (male) 08/31/1816 - 1892 American

    Newspaper man, farmer, and poet; published Poems (1838), Thanksgiving Eve (1847), The Harp and Plow (1852); known as "peasant bard," poems published in the Knickerbocker. See article by Christine A. Modey in Eric L. Harlson, ed., Encyclopedia of American Poetry: the Nineteenth Century (New York: Routledge, 1998): 62-64.

    Cass, Lewis (male) 10/09/1782 - 06/17/1866 American

    Military officer and politician; governor of the Michigan territory; Secretary of War and Secretary of State; Senator.

    Channing, William Ellery (male) 11/29/1818 - 12/23/1901 American Harvard University

    Transcendentalist poet; published poems in The Dial; writer for the Tribune; published of a volume of poems in 1843, a biography of Thoreau in 1873.

    Child, Lydia Maria (Francis) (female) 02/11/1802 - 10/20/1880 American

    Women's right activist, abolitionist, journalist, and novelist; wrote the poem "Over the River and Through the Wood"; founded the Juvenile Miscellany; wrote The Frugal Housewife (1829); editor of the National Anti-Slavery Standard.

    Clapp, Henry (male) 1814 - 04/10/1875 American

    Editor, journalist, poet, reformer, translator; early involved in temperance movement and pro socialist; later cultivated an American bohemia; editor of Saturday Press; published and promoted Whitman.

    Clark, Willis Gaylord (male) 10/05/1808 - 06/12/1841 American

    Poet; wrote Ollapodiana articles for the The Knickerbocker; editor of the Philadelphia Gazette; collected poems were published in 1847. See Joel Myerson, "Willis Gaylord Clark: an Autobiographical Sketch," American Periodicals 2 (1992): 1.

    Cranch, Christopher Pearse (male) 03/08/1813 - 01/20/1892 American Harvard Divinity School

    Writer and artist; Unitarian minister; magazine editor, children's fantasy writer; painter; wrote The Bird and the Bell with Other Poems (1875); associated with Transcendalists; published poetry in The Dial and other periodicals; painted landscapes.

    Crummell, Alexander (male) 03/03/1819 - 09/10/1898 American Queens' College, Cambridge

    Pioneering African-American minister; ordained as Episcopal priest; studied in England; spent many years in Liberia; Rector of St. Luke's Church, Washington D.C.

    Cushman, Charlotte (female) 07/23/1816 - 02/18/1876 American

    A stage actress and noted lesbian.

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