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James Russell LOWELL

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

Background

  • Lowell, James Russell was born on February 22, 1819 in “Elmwood,” Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Review Charles and Harriet (Spence) Lowell.

  • 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)
    Nationality
    • 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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      • book: Miscellaneous Poems, 1843
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      • book: The Biglow Papers, 1848
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      • book: A Fable for Critics, 1848
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      • book: Poems, 1848
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      • book: The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848
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      • book: Under the Willows, 1869
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      • book: The Cathedral, 1870
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      • book: Heartsease and Rue, 1888
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      • book: Conversations on the Old Poets, 1844
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      • book: Fireside Travels, 1864
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      • book: Among My Books, 1870
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      • book: My Study Windows, 1871
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      • book: Among My Books, 1876
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      • book: Democracy and Other Addresses, 1886
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      • book: Political Essays, 1888
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