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John Greenleaf Whittier

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John Greenleaf Whittier

American “Fireside” Poet

    John Greenleaf Whittier

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    • Birth Date:
    • 17 Dec 1807 
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    • 7 Sep 1892 
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    • Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire 
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    • American “Fireside” Poet

      John Greenleaf Whittier is often listed among the Fireside Poets. The group consisted of the first American poets whose popularity rivaled that of British poets. It is often said to include John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell.

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    • 2 Cutter, William Richard, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts, Volume 1, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company (1908), 42.