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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lathrop, George Parsons -1898 (search)
Lathrop, George Parsons -1898 Author; born near Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 25, 1851; son of Dr. George A. Lathrop, then United States consul in that city. He was educated in private schools in New York City, and in Dresden, Germany; began his literary career when twenty years of age; and continued at it with indefatigable energy till the close of his life. He excelled both in poetry and prose, and was a critic of high merit in art and literature. He was also prominent as an editorial writer. He married Rose, a daughter of Nathaniel Hawthorne, in 1871. His publications include A Study of Hawthorne; In the distance; Rose and roof-tree poems; Newport; Spanish Vistas; Behind time; Libretto of the scarlet letter; A story of courage, etc. He also edited the standard edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's works. At different times he was assistant editor of the Atlantic monthly and the Boston Courier; and editor of the Providence Visitor. He died in New York City, April 19, 1898.