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Hiram Howard Browne

(1837-    )

George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 591(Portland, Maine, Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888):

H.H. Browne was born in the pleasant old town of Cornish, York Cunty, Me., Nov. 15, 1837, being the ninth of a family of twelve children of John and Mary (Holmes) Browne. His father was a farmer and mill-owner, and among his first occupations were those of working upon the farm, and in the lumber and grist-mills. His earliest education was acquired at the district school. Later, at the academy in Limerick and the well-known seminaries at North Parsonsfield, Yarmouth, and Westbrook, Me., and Phillips Academy, Exeter, N.H., teaching and attending school alternately. After leaving the last named institution he studied law, and was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of Maine, in York County, in 1862, and also to the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, in Essex County, in 1878. Was married in 1866, to Miss Emily M. Blazo, daugher of Robert T. Blazo, Esq., of North Parsonsfield, Me. Mr. Browne began to write verses while yet a youngster. The first printed were in the Portland Transcript. He has since been an occasional contributor of verse and prose to various literary and other publications. For several years he resided in Lowell—now living in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hiram Howard Browne
Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 912
(Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)