Letter to an unknown recipient, possibly R. D. Blackmore [manuscript], 1871 January 11.
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Higginson, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Stephen Higginson and Louisa (Storrow) Higginson, graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1847 and became a pastor first in Newburyport and then in Worcester, Massachusetts. He was actively involved in the abolitionist movement and served as colonel of the first regiment of African Americans in the Civil War. After the war, Higginson published biographies, essays, poetry, and histories, including Army life in a black regiment. From the...
Richard Doddridge Blackmore was an English novelist and poet, Blackmore wrote several novels and many volumes of poetry, but is chiefly known for the historical romance Lorna Doone (1869) set on Exmoor. From the description of Richard Doddridge Blackmore letter, 26 Jan. 1895. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 429679657 Richard Doddridge Blackmore, British novelist and fruit farmer, best known for his Lorna Doone. From the description of R. D. Blackmore ma...
James Thomas Fields, American publisher and author, was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1817. At the age of 17, he went to Boston to clerk in a booksellers shop. While clerking, he often wrote for newspapers and in 1839 he became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, and after 1868 as Fields, Osgood & Company. He was the publisher of several prominent contemporary American and British writers. Besides just publishing the authors, h...