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Josiah Gilbert Holland was an American novelist and poet. He also co-founded and edited Scribners Monthly magazine and wrote hymn lyrics. He hoped to become a physician but began writing and then became the editor of the Springfield Republican newspaper. His published novels were popular during the late nineteenth century. Holland also wrote a biography of Abraham Lincoln after his assassination.
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Title: Letter from Josiah Gilbert Holland
Description: In a long letter Holland discusses the publication of his works for the British public in light of his success in America. He refers to his poetical work 'Kathrina' ('Kathrina her life and mine in a poem' first published in 1867) and outlines how he would like it to be published and promoted in Great Britain.
Address: Rome
Letter dated: 05-02-1869
Physical description: Sampson Low Letters, Volume 1, 6 pages
Type of letter: Discussion of work published or forthcoming, including copyright
Key works mentioned: Kathrina her life and mine in a poem; Bitter-Sweet
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Image rights: Public domain. Digitised by Cornell University
Identifier: SL_82