Peck, Samuel Minturn, 1854-1938

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Samuel Minturn Peck was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 4 Nov. 1854. A practicing physician, he became well-known for his regional poems and short sketches. He was Alabama's first Poet Laureate.

From the description of Samuel Minturn Peck poems, 1892-1910. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51464318

A popular lyric poet and physician of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he was born and died. Author of half a dozen books of poetry and at least two of prose and the Yale song "Knot of Blue." Also a noted autograph collector.

From the description of Samuel M. Peck letters and poems [manuscript], 1890-1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 288954514

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referencedIn Century Company records New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Elisha Wolsey Peck papers MSS. 1120., 1837-1887 University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama
referencedIn Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930. Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library
creatorOf Peck, Samuel Minturn, 1854-1938. Samuel M. Peck letters and poems [manuscript], 1890-1894. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Peck, Samuel Minturn, 1854-1938. Samuel Minturn Peck poems, 1892-1910. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Jacob Blanck correspondence, 1923-1935. Houghton Library
referencedIn Benjamin, Walter Romeyn, 1854-1943,. American and English literary and historical papers collected by Atcheson L. Hench [manuscript] 1780-1933. University of Virginia. Library
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correspondedWith Blanck, Jacob, 1906-1974 person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith O'Donnell, Michael S., 1847- person
associatedWith Peck, Elisha Wolsey, 1799-1888 person
correspondedWith Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930 person
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Poets, American


Birth 1854-11-04

Death 1938-05-03



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