Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Nahum Capen (1804–1886)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Nahum Capen (1804–1886)

Capen, Nahum (kā’pen). An American historical writer; born at Canton, MA, 1804; died in 1886. Postmaster of Boston (1857–61), he introduced street letter-box collections. He wrote: ‘The Republic of the United States’; ‘History of Democracy’ (1874); etc. He also wrote and edited works on phrenology.