Mifflin, Lloyd, 1846-1921

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Birth 1846
Death 1921

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Painter and poet.

From the description of Letters of Lloyd Mifflin [manuscript], ca. 1905, 1911. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647813140

Lloyd Mifflin was an author, poet, and painter from Columbia, Pa. He was born on Sept. 15, 1846 to Elibeth A. and J. Houston Mifflin, a painter and author of lyrics. He attended local schools, including the Washington Classical Institute, and studied art abroad in Germany and Italy. Delicate health compelled him to abandon art as a profession and to focus upon writing. From the 1890's to his death in 1921, he wrote many memorable sonnets and poems on American landscapes and classical history.

From the description of Lloyd Mifflin-William Uhler Hensel papers, 1905-1914. (Millersville University Library). WorldCat record id: 12377631

Lloyd Mifflin was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and studied painting in Germany and Italy. Failing health forced him to abandon a successful painting career in the middle of his life, and he turned to poetry, earning the honorific of "America's sonneteer."

From the description of Lloyd Mifflin letter to John Ruskin, and provenance note, 1872, n.d. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50849497

American painter and poet. He was born and died in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

From the description of Letters, 1897-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122645448

Lloyd Mifflin was an American poet.

He was born in Columbia, Pa. in 1892. He studied painting, but he later devoted himself to literary work and is known for his collections of sonnets. Mifflin died in 1910.

From the description of Lloyd Mifflin collection, 1892-1910. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 49301564


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