George Hooker Colton


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Sections:  Biography    Criticism    Bibliography


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(Born: October 27, 1818 - Died: December 1, 1847)

American educator, editor and lecturer. He was born in Westford, NY. He graduated from Yale in 1840, and briefly pursued a career as a teacher in Hartford, CT. Abandoning this effort, he took to lecturing on Indians during the seasons of 1842 and 1843. In 1845, he founded the American Review. According to the obituary notice printed in the December 1847 issue, he died of typhus.

 

  • Notice from “The Literati”
    • George H. Colton” (“The Literati of New York City” - No. I) — May 1846 — Godey’s Lady’s Book   (reprinted in the June 1846 issue)
    • George H. Colton” (“The Literati”) — 1850 — WORKS

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  • 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)
  • Reece, James B., Poe and the New York Literati: A Study of the “Literati” Sketches and of Poe’s Relations with the NewYork Writers, unpublished doctoral dissertation, Duke University, 1954.
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.
  • Wilson, James Grant and John Fiske, eds., Appleton’s Cyclopedia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1889, 1:696

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