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Steuben Jenkins

(1819- )

"Hon. Steuben Jenkins, the poet-historian, was born at Wyoming in September 1819; his education was obtained mainly at the common schools; in 1847 was admitted to the practice of law in Luzerne county and shortly afterwards he was in charge of the Foreign Mail Bureau at Washington for several years; he served three terms in the State Legislature, has always been identified with the educational, historical, and literary interests of Wyoming Valley . . . . As an author, he has written much and well, but published little. . . . 'Wyoming,' a tale of the Revolutionary war, 'Manitou of Wyoming,' and 'The Concord Chase,' his longest poems, contain many delightful descriptive passages. 'The Forest of Life' is a collection of his shorter bits of verse, many of which evince a fair degree of lyric power."

[Will S. Monroe, Poets and Poetry of the Wyoming Valley 3-4 (Scranton: Lackawanna Institute of History and Science, 1887)(Special Publication No. 2)(reprinted from The Saturday Argus)] [We find no OCLC listing for The Forest of Life]