Horace Scudder

Horace Scudder

Horace Elisha Scudder (1838 – 1902) was a prolific American man of letters and editor. He was born into a Boston family, David Coit Scudder and Samuel Hubbard Scudder being brothers. He graduated from Williams College in 1858, taught school in New York City, and subsequently, removing to Boston, he devoted himself to literary work.

He is now best known for his children's books and the editorship he held of "The Atlantic Monthly". He published the "Bodley Books" (1875-87) and was also an essayist, and produced large quantities of journalism that was printed anonymously. He was a correspondent of Hans Christian Andersen, and biographer of James Russell Lowell. He edited also "The Riverside Magazine".

Scudder also prepared, with Mrs Taylor, the "Life and Letters of Bayard Taylor" (1884) and was series editor for the extensive "American Commonwealths Series" for Houghton Mifflin.


* "Seven Little People and Their Friends" (1862)
* "Life and Letters of David Coit Scudder" (1864)
* "Stories from my Attic" (1869)
* "Stories and Romances" (1880)
* "Noah Webster" ("American Men of Letters," 1882)
* "History of the United States" (1884)
* "Men and Letters" (1887), essays
* "George Washington" (1889)
* "Childhood in Literature and Art" (1894)
* "The Book of Fables and Folk Stories"


*"The Andersen-Scudder Letters" (University of California Press, 1949)

External links

* [http://www.mainlesson.com/displayauthor.php?author=scudder Horace Elisha Scudder(1838 - 1902)] The Baldwin Project

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