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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814-1890)

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Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber was born in New Hampshire and emigrated to Boston to pursue a career in journalism. He worked for the Boston Daily Post and the Boston Saturday Evening Gazette. Shillaber achieved some literary fame through humorous works written under the pen name "Mrs. Ruth Partington."


Contemporary Biographies

From Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors (1901)

From Samuel Austin Allibone, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature (1900)