Alger, Horatio, Jr., 1832-1899

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Birth 1832-01-13
Death 1899-07-18

Biographical notes:

American author

From the guide to the Horatio Alger letter, 1888, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American clergyman and author.

From the description of How Johnny bought a sewing machine : autograph manuscript signed, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270132586

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Elsie Leslie, 1890 Apr. 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131643

From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Robert Bonner, editor of The New York Ledger, 1879 Nov. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270131644

American author. He is famous for writing boys' stories.

From the description of Letter, 1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367563728

Author of boys' stories.

From the description of Horatio Alger correspondence, 1888 Jan. 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 503315869

Author of boys stories.

From the description of Papers of Horatio Alger [manuscript], 1869-1897. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647878983

Horatio Alger (1832-1899) was one of the 19th century's most popular authors, and many of his books, including Ragged Dick, Luck and Pluck, and the Tattered Tom series, narrated the story of a poor boy who manages to rise to wealth through honesty, hard work, perseverance and a little luck. After a period of declining health, Alger moved from New York to Natick, Massachusetts, his birthplace, where he passed away on July 18, 1899.

From the description of Papers of Horatio Alger, 1880-1953. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228721074


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