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Lawyers and Poetry

William E.S. Fales


We know, and have learned quite little about, William Fales. In Henry Collins Brown's In the Golden Nineties 390 (Hastings-on-Hudson: Valentine's Manual, Inc., 1928) there is a reference to Fales as a "lawyer and poet" and we've found several other references to his poems.

Fales seems to have died in Brooklyn on May 17, 1906 at the age of 54.


William E.S. Fales, Brooklyn's Guardians: A Record of the Faithful and Heroic Men Who Preserve the Peace in the City of Homes (Brooklyn, 1887)

_______________, Bits of Broken China (New York: Street & Smith, 1902)

______________, The Life of Wawson: His birth and parentage, together with a history of his career and the financial operations he has engaged in (New York: Dixie Book Shop, 1905)