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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Duyckinck, Evert Augustus, 1816-1878 (search)
Duyckinck, Evert Augustus, 1816-1878 Author; born in New York City, Nov. 23, 1816; graduated at Columbia College in 1835. His father was a successful publisher, and Evert early showed a love for books and a taste for literary pursuits. In December, 1840, he commenced the publication of Arcturus: a journal of books and opinions, in connection with Cornelius Matthews, which was continued about a year and a half. He contributed to the early numbers of the New York Review. In 1847, in connection with his brother George, he commenced the Literary world, a periodical which continued (with an interval of a year and five months) until the close of 1853. In 1856 the brothers completed the Cyclopaedia of American Literature, in 2 volumes, a work of great research and value. To this Evert added a supplement in 1865. His other important works are, Wit and wisdom of Sidney Smith; National portrait-gallery of eminent Americans; History of the War for the Union; History of the world from