rk, 1862). After his father's death he returned to Boston, and thenceforward devoted himself almost wholly to literary pursuits.
He prepared the Life and letters of David Coit Scudder, his brother, a missionary to India (New York, 1864); edited the Riverside magazine for young people during its four years existence (from 1867 to 1870); and published Dream children and Stories from my Attic.
Becoming associated with Houghton, Mifflin, and Company, he edited for them the Atlantic Monthly from 1890 to 1898, preparing for it also that invaluable Index, so important to bibliographers; he also edited the American Commonwealths series, and two detached volumes, American poems (1879) and American prose (1880). He published also the Bodley books (8 vols., Boston, 1875 to 1887); The Dwellers in five Sisters' Court (1876); Boston town (1881); Life of Noah Webster (1882); A History of the United States for schools (1884); Men and letters (1887) ; Life of George Washington (1889); Literature in
his varied knowledge and his executive power towards schemes for the relief of the operative, schemes of which he left many.
Mr. Atkinson, a year or two later (1890), wrote a similarly popularized statement of social science for an address on Religion and life before the American Unitarian Association.
In his usual matter-of-
The books published by Edward Atkinson were the following: The distribution of Profits, 1885; The industrial progress of the nation, 1889; The Margin of profit, 1890; Taxation and work, 1892; Facts and figures the basis of economic science, 1894.
This last was printed at the Riverside Press, the others being issued by Putnam &stence, The price of life (all in Forum for 1888); How Society reforms itself, and The problem of poverty (both in Forum for 1889); A single Tax on land ( Century, 1890); and many others.
When the amount of useful labor performed by the men of this generation comes to be reviewed a century hence, it is doubtful whether a more sub