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Cooper, James Fenimore 1789-1851

Author; born in Burlington. N. J., Sept. 15, 1789:

James Fenimore Cooper.

studied at Yale College, but did not graduate. He was six years in the naval service. Choosing literature as a profession, he took the path of romance, and wrote and published in the course of his life thirty-two volumes of fiction, the most famous of which were his Leatherstocking tales. He wrote a History of the United States Navy, in 2 volumes; Lives of American naval officers; Battle of Lake Erie; Gleanings in Europe; Sketches of Switzerland; and a comedy. He died in Cooperstown, N. Y., Sept. 14. 1851.

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