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Biography of Thomas Bailey Aldrich


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Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, American poet and editor, born in 1836. While engaged in the office of a New York merchant, he began to write verses, the success of which soon induced him to enter on a literary career. His first volume, miscellaneous poems, was published in 1855, and was called "The Bells"; afterwards, he published "Babie Bell," several other volumes of poems, and "The Story of a Bad Boy." Mr. Aldrich was an industrious contributor to our best periodicals, and was also on the editorial staff of the "Home Journal," 1856-59, and "Every Saturday." From 1881 to 1890 he was editor of the "Atlantic Monthly." Died, 1907.