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ed a pleasant vein of mild, dry humour which produced The Sparrowgrass papers (1856), describing the experiences of a New York cockney who retires to Yonkers to live.
The Travels, Voyages, and Adventures of Gilbert Go-Ahead (1856), recording the deeds of a shrewd clock-selling Yankee in different parts of the world, was probably by the most prodigious literary hack of his day, Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860), Peter Parley.
A widely travelled New York naval officer, Henry Augustus Wise (1819-69), wrote several extravagant volumes of sea exploits, of which Tales for the Marines (1855) was probably best known.
Thomas Bangs Thorpe (1815-78), a Massachusetts man who went as a journalist to Louisiana and became known as the author of highly coloured tales of the South-west, adopted the name of Tom Owen, the Bee-Hunter, an eccentric person who had picturesque adventures on the frontier.
Two other men, Samuel A. Hammett (1816– 65) of Connecticut and John Ludlum McConnel (1826-62) of