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Samuel Phelps Leland

Illinois & Iowa

Thomas W. Herringshaw (ed.), Poets and Poetry of Iowa
(Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1894)

According to one source, Samuel Phelps Leland was born on March 4, 1839 at Huntsburg, Ohio. "After being admitted to the bar in LaGrange county, Ind., Mr. Leland moved to Chicago in 1863, and thence to Aurora, Illinois. About this time he published a book of poems, which passed through two editions. In 1867 he went to Charles City, Iowa, where he practiced law until 1880; thence he went to Europe for a year. Entering the lecture field in 1881, he still continues to follow that profession."

[Thos. W. Herringshaw (ed.), Local and National Poets of America 167 (Chicago: American Publishers' Association, 1890)][According to another source Leland was born in Massachusetts and came to Huntsburg, Ohio at an early age with his parents. See William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books 378 (Cleveland: World Publishing Co., 1962). The Coyle bio note indicates that Leland studied at Hiram College and then read law. In addition to the practice of law, Leland wrote for newspapers. "He lived in Georgia, Tennessee, Illinois, Florida, and other states." Id. ]


Samuel Phelps Leland, Poems (Boston: Phelps and Carr, 1865)(Chicago: Church & Goodman, 1866)


Samuel Phelps Leland, Religion, Theology and the Bible (Cleveland: Printed for the author, 1858)

_________________, Geology vs. the Bible (Cleveland, 1860)

_________________, Peculiar People (Cleveland: Aust & Clark, 1891)(Chicago: Woman's Temperance Pub. Association, 1893)

_________________, World Making: A Sientific Explanation of the Birth, Growth and Death of Worlds (Chicago: Woman's Temperance Pub. Assn., 1896)(Chicago: Woman's Temperance Pub. Association, 1898)(Chicago: Woman's Temperance Pub. Assn., 1900)(Chicago: Christophel, 1901)(Chicago: Leland Publ. Co., 1906)