Dennie, Joseph, 1768-1812

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Dates:
Birth 1768-08-30
Death 1812-01-07

Biographical notes:

An American essayist and editor, Joseph Dennie graduated from Harvard College in 1790 and was admitted to the bar in 1794. When his law practice failed to flourish, he turned to writing. Dennie wrote for weekly papers in Walpole, New Hampshire, Boston, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia. He was closely associated with the Farmer's Weekly Museum of Walpole, for which he wrote " Lay Preacher " and which under his editorship ( 1796-1798 ) became a strong Federalist organ read throughout the union. He began The Port Folio, a weekly devoted to literature and politics which he established in 1801 in Philadelphia with bookseller Asbury Dickins. This magazine was considered without rival until the founding of the North American Review in 1815.

From the guide to the Joseph Dennie papers, 1783-1815 (inclusive), 1790-1803 (bulk)., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

American essayist and editor, Dennie (Harvard College A.B. 1790) wrote for weekly papers in Walpole, N.H., Boston, Mass., and Philadelphia, Pa. He was closely associated with the Farmer's Weekly Museum of Walpole, for which he wrote "Lay Preacher" which under his editorship (1796- ) became a strong Federalist organ read throughout the union; and The Port Folio, a weekly devoted to literature and politics which he established in 1801 in Philadelphia with bookseller Asbury Dickins. This magazine was considered without rival until the founding of the North American Review in 1815.

From the description of Joseph Dennie papers, 1783-1815 (inclusive), 1790-1803 (bulk). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612370998

Dennie was an essayist writing in the Hanover, N.H., Eagle, or Dartmouth Centinel. In 1795, Dennie was in Walpole, N.H. where he soom became editor of Isaiah Thomas's newspaper, The Farmer's Weekly Museum.

From the description of Papers, 1790-1816. (American Antiquarian Society). WorldCat record id: 656457122

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Subjects:

  • American newspapers
  • College discipline--History--18th century
  • American literature--1783-1850

Occupations:

  • College students
  • Editors

Places:

  • Walpole (N.H.) (as recorded)
  • Massachusetts--Cambridge (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)