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Maturin Murray Ballou (1820–1895)

Ballou, Maturin Murray (ba-lö’). An American journalist and miscellaneous writer, son of Hosea Ballou; born at Boston, April 14, 1820; died on March 27, 1895. Besides editing Ballou’s Pictorial, The Flag of Our Union, Ballou’s Monthly, etc., and making a valuable compilation of quotations, he wrote: ‘History of Cuba’ (1854); ‘Biography of Hosea Ballou’; ‘Life Work of Hosea Ballou.’ Later he wrote a number of books of travel, including; ‘Due West’; ‘Due South’ (1885); ‘Due North’; ‘Under the Southern Cross’; ‘Footprints of Travel,’ etc. In 1872 he became one of the founders and the editor-in-chief of the Boston Globe.