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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888)

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Edward Payson Roe was born in New York. Educated at that state's Union Theological Seminary, he served as a chaplain in the Civil War. After the war, Roe pastored a Presbyterian church until 1874, when he retired to devote his time to writing. Roe is remembered for popular novels of a slightly religious nature.


Works in the EAF Collection

Barriers Burned Away (1872) (Restricted)

From Jest to Earnest (1875) (Restricted)

Opening a Chestnut Burr (1874) (Restricted)

What Can She Do? (1873) (Restricted)

EAF Manuscript Materials

Letter: Roe to Dr. Hugo Erickson (December 22, 1884)

Contemporary Biographies

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

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