Frederic, Harold, 1856-1898Variant names
Harold Frederic was an American writer of short stories and a newspaper editor and journalist for the New York Times.
From the description of Harold Frederic reply to J.B. and J.L. Gilder, 1896. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 39245620
American-English journalist and novelist.
From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to "My dear old friend" [David Christie-Murray],  Sept. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270870828
American journalist and novelist; following bankruptcy of his "Albany Eveing Journal" became London correspondent for New York Times in 1884, and spent rest of life in Europe; Mohawk Valley the scene of much of his fiction.
From the description of Papers of Harold Frederic, 1886-1899. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34567138
American journalist and novelist; following bankrupcy of his "Albany Eveing Journal" became London correspondent for New York Times in 1884, and spent rest of life in Europe; Mohawk Valley the scene of much of his fiction.
From the description of Papers of Harold Frederic [manuscript], 1886-1899. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647877270
Journalist, novelist, and playwright.
From the description of Harold Frederic papers, 1893-1897. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83123530
American journalist and novelist.
Frederic did not receive a divorce from his first wife, Grace Williams, and took her and their children to London. But while there, he established a relationship with Kate Forman. He maintained both households in England until he died there in 1898, and was survived by children from each. Kate became part of his social and literary world, developing a close friendship with his friends, Stephen and Cora Crane, which continued after Frederic's death.
From the description of Harold Frederic papers, 1887-1939. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 495526599
1856, Aug. 19:
Born, Utica, N.Y.
Editorial staff member, Utica Herald
Married Grace Green Williams
Editor-in-chief, Utica Herald Editor, Albany Evening Journal Correspondent for New York Times, London, England
Published Seth's Brother's Wife; A Study of Life in the Greater New York. New York: C. Scribner's Sons
Published The Return of the O'Mahony. New York: Robert Bonner
Published The Damnation of Theron Ware. New York: Stone & Kimball
Published Gloria Mundi. New York: Herbert S. Stone & Co.
1898, Oct. 19:
Died, London, England
From the guide to the Harold Frederic Papers, 1891-1897, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
Harold Frederic (1856-1898) was an American journalist and novelist who served as the London correspondent for the New York Times .
Harold Frederic was born on August 19, 1856 in Utica, New York to Henry Frederick and Frances Ramsdell Frederick. His father, a railroad conductor, was tragically killed in a railroad accident when Harold was eighteen months old. Frederic spent his youth working on his step father's dairy farm. Around 1876, Frederic joined the Utica Daily Observer as a reporter. He worked his way up to editor and by 1882 he was asked to be editor-in-chief of the Albany Evening Journal . When the paper was sold in 1884 Frederic left for London to serve as the London correspondent of the New York Times .
Frederic married Grace Williams on October 10, 1877. Together they had two daughters, Ruth and Ruby, and three sons, Harold (d. 1887), Hereward, and Harold. In 1890, Frederic took Kate Lyon as his mistress. Since his wife, Grace, refused a divorce, Frederic began supporting two families in 1891. In addition to the five children from his marriage, Frederic had three children with Lyon. Frederic suffered a stroke in August 1898, leaving him partially paralyzed. He died October 19, 1898 at the age of 42.
Seth's Brother's Wife; A Study of Life in the Greater New York
In the Valley The Lawton Girl
The Young Emperor William II of Germany; A Study in Character Development on a Throne
The New Exodus; A Study of Israel in Russia The Return of O'Mahoney
The Copperhead and Other Stories of the North during the American War Marsena, and Other Stories of the Wartime
Illumination (republished as The Damnation of Theron Ware) Marsena Mrs. Albert Grundy; Observations in Philistia March Hares, as George Forth
In the Sixties
The Deserter and Other Stories; A Book of Two Wars Gloria Mundi
From the guide to the Harold Frederic Letters, 1893-1898, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)
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