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Josiah Gilbert Holland - Springfield Cemetery - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.269 W 072° 34.550
18T E 700441 N 4664220
Quick Description: The grave of Josiah Gilbert Holland, in Springfield Cemetery, is marked with a sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/13/2014 10:58:54 AM
Waymark Code: WMKGVH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 4

Long Description:
Josiah Gilbert Holland was an American editor, historian, novelist, and poet. He was born in Belchertown, Massachusetts, on July 24, 1819. He attended Northampton High School and, in 1844, graduated from Berkshire Medical College.

While practicing medicine in Springfield, MA, he wrote for various magazines. He then became editor of the Springfield Republican newspaper, published by abolitionist Samuel Bowles. He gained fame as a writer after the essays he wrote for the paper were collected and published in book form. Following the Civil War he wrote his most popular works, Life of Abraham Lincoln (1866), and Katrina (1869).

His wrote the History of Western Massachusetts and the historical novel Bay Path (1857). In 1858, writing under the pen name Timothy Titcomb, he wrote a collection of essays entitled Titcomb's Letters to Young People, Single and Married and the poem Bitter Sweet.

In 1869, he moved to New York City and collaborated with Charles Scribner to publish and edit Scribner's Monthly. He continued writing and published three novels: Arthur Bonicastle (1873), Story of Sevenoaks (1875), and Nicholas Minturn (1877). His poetry includes The Marble Faun (1872), The Mistress and the Manse (1874), and The Puritan's Guest (1881).

Holland died at age 62 on October 12, 1881, in New York City and is buried in the Methodist section of Springfield Cemetery. His grave is marked by a bas-relief sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. This was one of Saint-Gaudens earliest commissions.
Physical Address:
Springfield Cemetery
171 Maple Street
Springfield, MA United States

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Description of Postcard Location:
North east part of Springfield Cemetery.

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