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William Livingston Alden (1837–1908)

Alden, William Livingston. An American humorous writer and journalist; born at Williamstown, MA, Oct. 9, 1837; died at Buffalo, NY, Jan. 14, 1908. He introduced the sport of canoeing into the United States. He was for a time United States consul-general at Rome. Among his principal writings may be named: ‘Domestic Explosives’ (1877); ‘Shooting Stars’ (1878); ‘The Canoe and the Flying Proa’ (1878); ‘Moral Pirates’ (1880); ‘The Comic Liar’ (1882); ‘Cruise of the Ghost’ (1882); ‘Life of Christopher Columbus’ (1881); ‘A New Robinson Crusoe’ (1888).