Born in Maine, Yale, sister is Fanny Fern, follows father into journalism, fame & wealth as foreign correspondent, also poetry and theater, employs the ex-slave Harriet Jacobs who accuses him of being pro-slavery in her memoirs, runs many publications in NYC, Home Journal, circle includes Poe, Longworth, Thackeray, Dickens, others.

R. W. Emerson collage

Edgar Allan Poe

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

W.D. Howells

Nathaniel Hawthorne

William Cullen Bryant

David Atwood

Walter Whitman

Washington Irving

Edwin Booth


R. W. Emerson

Prominent Men Outside Politics

Man reading newspaper

James Fennimore Cooper

John Greenleaf Whittier

William Cullen Bryant


Nathaniel Willis (1806-1867)

Charles Dana

William Cullen Bryant

James Harper (Harpers Weekly)

Novelist, lecturer, pro-emancipation.

J. Wilkes

Fitz Green Halleck (1790-1867)

George W. Curtis (1824-1892)

Robert E. Drane  © 2015   Privacy Policy

Henry David Thoreau

Mark Twain

William Prescott (1726-1795)

​Photography Book

William Cullen Bryant

Bennett J. Gordon

Horace Greeley

Salmon Chase

John Forney

Poet, “the American Byron,” member of  Knickerbocker Group (Cooper, Irving, Bryant), secretary to JJ Astor and given annuity at his death, satirist, Lincoln reads him.


Salmon Chase

Davis W Clark (1812-1871)