EAF Author: Francis Parkman (1823-1893)
Francis Parkman, historian and novelist, was born in Boston, but set out in his early years to explore the West beyond the Rocky Mountains. The knowledge of wilderness life and American Indian culture he gained on these trips served as a basis for much of his later work. Parkman wrote both histories and historical novels. Though he suffered from poor eyesight and other health problems in later years, he kept working. Parkman produced articles and a horticultural treatise, and taught for a year at Harvard. Though notable for his wide-ranging interests, Parkman gained a lasting reputation as one of America's foremost historians.
Vassall Morton. A Novel (1856) (Restricted)
Photo: Francis Parkman