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EAF Author: Frederick Swartwout Cozzens (1818-1869)

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Frederick Swartwout Cozzens, a native of New York City, was both a successful wine merchant and a writer of humorous works. His Sparrowgrass Papers, for example, offers a humorous look at cockney country life. Cozzens also edited the Wine-Press, a monthly periodical dedicated to wine-making interests.


Works in the EAF Collection

Captain Belgrave from The Knickerbocker Gallery (1855) (Restricted)

Father Tom and the Pope; or, A Night in the Vatican (1868) (Restricted)

Prismatics by Richard Haywarde [pseud] (1853) (Restricted)

The Sayings of Dr. Bushwhacker, and Other Learned Men (1867) (Restricted)

The Sparrowgrass Papers: or Living in the Country (1856)

Contemporary Biographies

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

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

From Evert A. Duyckinck, Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1856)

Other Resources

Guides to Frederick Swartwout Cozzens manuscript holdings from UVA Special Collections :
Cozzens, Frederick Swartwout.: #7509

Cozzens, Frederick Swartwout.: #7509-a