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Charles Godfrey Leland

Charles Godfrey LelandBorn: 15-Aug-1824
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 20-Mar-1903
Location of death: Florence, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hans Breitmann's Ballads

Military service: US Army (CIvil War, in an artillery company, saw little action)

A neglected author today; after receiving an inheritance after his fathers death, Leland concentrated his energies on magic and occult matters. Resided in Europe after 1884, until his death.

Father: Charles Leland (merchant)
Mother: Charlotte Frost Godfrey
Wife: Eliza Bella Fisher (m. 1856)

    University: Princeton University (1845)

    The Illustrated News 1853-5 (P. T. Barnum's newspaper, with R. W. Griswold)
    The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin (three years)
    Vanity Fair (three years)

Is the subject of books:
Charles Godfrey Leland, 1906, BY: E. R. Pennell, DETAILS: (two volumes)

Author of books:
The English Gypsies and Their Language (1873)
Egyptian Sketch Book (1873)
Life of Abraham Lincoln (1879, biography)
The Minor Arts (1880)
The Gypsies (1882)
Industrial Education (1883)
The Algonquin Legends of New England (1884)
A Dictionary of Slang (1889, with Albert Barrerre)
Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling (1891)
Etruscan-Roman Remains in Popular Tradition (1892)
Memoirs (1893, memoir)
The Breitmann Ballads (1895, poetry)
Legends of Florence (1895-6)


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