David Hoffman


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Sections:  Biography    Criticism    Bibliography


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Henry William Herbert

David Hoffman

from a shell cameo by Giovanni Dies, an Italian carver, about 1835

(Born: December 25, 1784 - Died: November 11, 1854)

American lawyer, educator and historian. He was the founder of the University of Maryland School of Law, which opened in 1816 and began formal courses in 1824. He married Mary McKean, of Philadelphia, on January 8, 1816, and together they had three children, although he outlived all but one daughter. He died in New York City, of apoplexy.

 

  • Notice from “Autography”
    • David Hoffman” (“A Chapter on Autography” - part II) — December 1841 — Graham’s Magazine

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  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., “David Hoffman,” Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:65-68
  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.

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