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Robert Carter (1819–1879)

Carter, Robert. An American littérateur; born in Albany, NY, Feb. 5, 1819; died in Cambridge, MA, Feb. 15, 1879. At first associated with Lowell in a monthly magazine, later the private secretary of Prescott, then co-editor of a newspaper with Hildreth, he passed his life in miscellaneous journalistic and literary work; the most important being a large share in editing (1859–63) the first two editions of the ‘American Cyclopædia.’ His one book, ‘A Summer Cruise on the Coast of New England’ (1864), was long popular as an entertaining travel sketch, and among naturalists for its account of New England fishes.