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Rare, Poet James Otis Rockwell, The Red River, Original Manuscript Signed For Sale
This item is a wonderful original manuscript, the RED RIVER, double sided verse, signed on second page J.O.Rockwell. A scarce manuscript for a poet who died at the young age of 24 years...Manuscript is 8x12, folds,minor paper faults, else in overall very good condition.
James Otis Rockwell,(1807-1831) son of Daniel Rockwell, was born at Lebanon, Connecticut, in the year 1807. His parents were in humble circumstances, and his advantages for education very much restricted.
At eighteen years of age, Rockwell left Utica, having acquired a degree of reputation by his poetical writings, and, after a temporary residence in New York, removed to Boston. Here he worked for a time as a printer, and was subsequently employed as an assistant editor of the "Boston Statesman." In the autumn of 1829, he removed to Providence, in Rhode Island, and assumed the charge of the " Providence Patriot." He continued his editorial labors until the summer of 1831, when a "Card Apologetic" announced to the readers of the "Patriot," that its editor had been "accused of ill health—tried—found guilty—and condemned over to the physicians for punishment."
It has been said, that he was troubled at the thought of some paltry obligation for two or three hundred dollars, which, from not receiving his own honest dues, he was unable to meet; and his too sensitive spirit shrunk from the gloomy prospect of a "Debtor's Prison." Again, it has been said, that disappointed affection had a part in the event. But, whatever may have been the immediate
cause or causes, Rockwell died suddenly at the early age of twenty-four years.
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