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James Kirke Paulding (1778–1860)

Paulding, James Kirke. An American novelist; born in Dutchess County, NY, Aug. 22, 1778; died at Hyde Park, NY, April 6, 1860. He founded, with Washington Irving, the satirical journal Salmagundi. He wrote ‘Lay of a Scotch Fiddle’ (1813); ‘The United States and England’ (1814); ‘The Diverting History of John Bull and Brother Jonathan’ (1816). His chief novels are: ‘Koningsmarke’ (1823); ‘Tales of a Good Woman by a Doubtful Gentleman’ (1823); ‘John Bull in America’ (1824); ‘Merry Tales of the Three Wise Men of Gotham’ (1826); ‘The Dutchman’s Fireside’ (1831); ‘Westward Ho!’ (1832); ‘The Puritan and Daughter’ (1849). He wrote also ‘Letters on Slavery’ (1835), and ‘Life of George Washington’ (2 vols., 1854). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).