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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Sidney Lanier (1842-1881)

Works in the Collection      Manuscript Materials      Biographies

Sidney Lanier, born in Macon, Georgia, served as a private in the Confederate Army, and was captured as a prisoner of war. His later career carried him through a number of professions, including lawyer, teacher, and flute player for Baltimore's Peabody Orchestra. A writer of poetry, prose, and criticism, Lanier became a lecturer on literary topics at Johns Hopkins University.


Works in the EAF Collection

Tiger-Lilies: A Novel (1867)

EAF Manuscript Materials

Letter: Lanier to George Haeckel (March 29, 1877)

Engraving: Sidney Lanier, profile

Photo: Young Lanier

Photo: Sidney Lanier

Contemporary Biographies

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

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