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Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1836–1907)

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. A distinguished American poet, essayist, and writer of fiction; born in Portsmouth, NH, Nov. 11, 1836; died at Boston, March 19, 1907. He spent his early youth in Louisiana, but at the age of seventeen entered a mercantile house in New York. Removing to Boston in 1866, he became editor of Every Saturday, and in 1881 editor of the Atlantic Monthly. He has become almost equally eminent as a prose-writer and poet. Among his prose works the best known are: ‘The Story of a Bad Boy’ (1870); ‘Marjorie Daw and Other People’ (1873); ‘Prudence Palfrey’ (1874); ‘The Queen of Sheba,’ a romance of travel (1877); ‘The Stillwater Tragedy’ (1880); ‘Judith of Bethulia,’ a tragedy (1905). Of his poems, formerly published in separate collections, most are included in ‘Complete Poems’ (1882) and ‘Household Edition’ (1895). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).