A nineteenth-century American poet, novelist, and editor, he’s most widely known for THE STORYPLOT of a Poor Boy and A VINTAGE Town by the ocean. The former function may have motivated Mark Twain’s well-known novel, The Travels of Tom Sawyer. At age sixteen, he started doing work for his uncle’s NY business. He afterwards edited Ticknor and Areas, a favorite Boston-based publication. He edited the Atlantic Once a month through the 1880s and 1890s. He was raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He afterwards married and acquired two sons. He was close friends with poet Walt Whitman.