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Nathaniel Parker Willis - Further Reading

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Poet, writer, and editor, born in Portland, Maine, USA. He moved with his family to Boston (1812), and studied at Yale (1927 BA) where he was known as a poet. He became a journalist and founded the American Monthly magazine (1829). After moving to New York City, he worked as a foreign correspondent for the New York Mirror until 1836, and eventually became co-editor there. He was noted for epistolary essays, as seen in Pencillings by the Way (1844). He maintained a home by the Hudson R and often travelled to England.

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