"Biographer" James Parton Hand Signed Clipped Signature Dated 1886 Mueller COA For Sale
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Up for sale a RARE! "Biographer" James Parton Hand Signed Clipped Signature Dated 1886.This item is certified authentic by Todd Mueller Autographs and comes with their Certificate of Authenticity.ES-5037E
James Parton(February 9, 1822 – October 17, 1891) was an English-born American biographer who wrote books on the lives ofHorace Greeley,Aaron Burr,Andrew Jackson,Benjamin Franklin,Thomas Jefferson,Voltaire, and the "Eminent Women of the Age"Parton was born inCanterbury, England, in 1822. He was taken to the United States when he was five years old, studied inNew York CityandWhite Plains, New York, and was a schoolmaster in Philadelphia and then in New York. He moved toNewburyport, Massachusetts, where he died on October 17, 1891. Parton was the most popular biographer of his day in America. Parton's nonfiction combined elements of novel writing, which made his books quite popular.Harriet Beecher Stoweonce thanked him "for the pleasure you have given me in biographical works which you have had the faculty of making more interesting than romance—(let me trust it is not by making them in part works of imagination)."His first wife, Sara (1811–1872), sister ofNathaniel Parker Willis, and widow ofCharles H. Eldredge(d. 1846), attained considerable popularity as a writer under the pen-nameFanny Fern. They were married in 1856. Her works include the novels,Ruth Hall(1854), reminiscent of her own life, andRose Clark(1857); and several volumes of sketches and stories. In 1876 Parton marriedEllen Willis Eldredge, his first wife's daughter by her first husband, Charles Eldredge. With Ellen (and previously Fanny Fern), he raised Ethel, the daughter ofGrace Eldrege(Fanny Fern's daughter) and writerMortimer Thomson(also known as Philander Doesticks). Although never legally adopted by Parton, she took his last name upon reaching her majority.Ethel Partonbecame a famous writer of children's books about 19th-century life in Newburyport, MA, published in the 1930s and 1940s. James and Ellen had two children, Hugo and Mabel. Hugo's children, who constitute James Parton's legal and genetic grandchildren, were