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Francis Lieber

(Born: March 18, 1800 - Died: October 2, 1872)

Solider, educator and author. He was born in Berlin, Germany, and having volunteered for the army at the age of 15, served in battle at Waterloo and in the Greek war of independence. He emigrated to the United States in 1827, and became a professor of history and political economy in the South Carolina College.

Francis Lieber

Criticism (Texts and Variant Texts)
  • Notice from "Autography"
    • "Francis Lieber" ("Autography" - part II) — August 1836 — Southern Literary Messenger
    • "Francis Lieber" ("A Chapter on Autography" - part I) — November 1841 — Graham's Magazine


  • Duyckinck, E. A. and G. L., "Francis Lieber," Cyclopedia of American Literature, New York: Charles Scribner, 1856, 2:299-304
  • Heartman, Charles F. and James R. Canny, A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe, Hattiesburg, MS: The Book Farm, 1943.
  • Mabbott, Thomas Ollive, ed., The Collected Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Vols 2-3 Tales and Sketches), Cambridge, Mass.: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1978. (Second printing 1979)
  • Thomas, Dwight and David K. Jackson, The Poe Log: A Documentary Life of Edgar Allan Poe 1809-1849, Boston: G. K. Hall & Sons, 1987.
  • Wilson, James Grant and John Fiske, eds., Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1889, 3:709-711

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