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James Russell LOWELL

James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet,educator, critic, editor, and diplomat.

Education

  • Lowell attended school under Sophia Dana, and, later studied at a school run by a particularly harsh disciplinarian, where one of his classmates was Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

    In Harvard College James Russell Lowell was not a good student and often got into trouble. In his last year there, he wrote, "During Freshman year, I did nothing, during Sophomore year I did nothing, during Junior year I did nothing, and during Senior year I have thus far done nothing in the way of college studies".In his senior year, he became one of the editors of Harvardiana literary magazine, to which he contributed prose and poetry that he admitted was of low quality.

Works

  • A Year's Life, 1841
  • Miscellaneous Poems, 1843
  • The Biglow Papers, 1848
  • A Fable for Critics, 1848

Politics

James Russell Lowell was an abolitionist, advocated suffrage for blacks.

Connections

  • father: Charles Russell
  • mother: Harriett Brackett Spence Lowell
  • children: Blanche
  • Mabel
  • Rose
  • Walter
  • Wife: Maria
  • Wife: Frances
  • brother: Charles
  • Sister: Rebecca
  • Sister: Mary
  • brother: William
  • brother: Robert
James Russell LOWELL
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Died August 12, 1891
(aged 72)
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  • September 1, 1834 - June 15, 1838
    Harvard College
  • September 1, 1840
    Harvard Law School
  • January 1, 1843
    Editor, Magazine The Pioneer
    United States
  • January 1, 1848
    Corresponding editor, Newspaper National Anti-Slavery Standard
    United States
  • January 1, 1855 - January 1, 1886
    Professor of Modern Languages, Harvard
    United States
  • January 1, 1857 - January 1, 1861
    Editor, Magazine Atlantic Monthly
    United States
  • January 1, 1864 - January 1, 1872
    Literary magazine North American Review
    United States
  • September 1, 1872
    Oxford (England) University
  • September 1, 1874
    Cambridge (England) University
  • January 1, 1876
    Delegate, Republican National Convention
    Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  • January 1, 1877 - January 1, 1880
    Minister to the Court of Spain
  • January 1, 1880 - January 1, 1885
    United States minister to Court of St. James
  • January 1, 1886 - January 1, 1891
    Professor Emeritus, Harvard
    United States
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