The literary history of Philadelphia by Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer

The literary history of Philadelphia

byEllis Paxson Oberholtzer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1906 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII Graham's And 1ts Group The most famous and the most truly national literary periodical after the "Port Folio" was "Graham's Magazine." It also made its home in Philadelphia. George Rex Graham (1813-1894) was the son of a shipping merchant who lost his fortune in one of the panics which swept the country periodically early in the century. He was named for his maternal uncle, George Rex, a prosperous farmer in Montgomery County, with whom he was placed as a lad and remained until he was nineteen years of age, when he came to the city to learn the cabinet-maker's trade. Designed for the bar before his father was overtaken by disaster, he still cherished the ambition to become a lawyer. Faithfully sawing, planing and joining at his bench day after day, he utilized his early morning and evening hours for study which would fit him for the profession. He very early began to evince a love for general literature, wrote for various periodicals and by the time he was admitted to the bar in 1839, had an editorial position on the "Saturday Evening Post." Graham soon acquired a proprietary interest in that paper; in Atkinson's " Casket," which was merged with Burton's "Gentleman's Magazine " to become "Graham's Magazine "; in the "North American," and other publications, being like Godey, Morton McMichael, Charles J. Peterson and others of their day, an active speculator in magazine and newspaper properties. He was often associated with these men and others in enterprises which for the day were of a daring character and at length led to his complete undoing. Gentleman's Magazine (The Casket and Gentleman's United), embracing every department of literature; embellished with engravings, fashions and music arranged for the piano forte, harp and guitar." Some of...

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Title:The literary history of PhiladelphiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021780151X

ISBN - 13:9780217801515

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