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Early American Fiction Collection

EAF Author: Theodore Winthrop (1828-1861)

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Theodore Winthrop, a descendant of Massachusetts governor John Winthrop, was born in Connecticut. After graduating from Yale, he traveled to Panama and other locations throughout the Americas. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Winthrop enlisted in the Federal army. He was killed at the battle of Big Bethel, Virginia, in 1861.


Works in the EAF Collection

Cecil Dreeme (1861) (Restricted)

Edwin Brothertoft (1862) (Restricted)

John Brent (1862) (Restricted)

Life in the Open Air, and Other Papers (1863) (Restricted)

EAF Manuscript Materials

Manuscript: Manuscript Page

Portrait: Theodore Winthrop (signed)

Contemporary Biographies

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

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