Peck, Samuel Minturn, 1854-1938

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Birth 1854-11-04
Death 1938-05-03

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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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