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Edward Pollock


"Pollock, Edward, b. Philadelphia, Penn., 1823; d. San Francisco, Cal., 1858. When a child he worked in a cotton factory, and at fourteen became a sign-painter's apprentice. In 1852 he went to California, where he was admitted to the bar. He wrote for the 'San Francisco Pioneer,' and in 1876 his poems were collected posthumously." [Edmund Clarence Stedman (ed.), An American Anthology 1787-1899 816 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900)][Pollock was born on Sept. 2, 1823. "Received no schooling, but educated himself at home. Was placed in a cotton-factory by his father when ten years old, and at fourteen apprenticed himself to a sign-painter. In 1852 he went to California, and having already written for the press in Philadelphia, became a regular contributor to the San Francisco 'Pioneer.' Studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1856." A Library of American Literature From the Earliest Settlement to the Present 571 (New York: Charles L. Webster, 1890)(vol. 11)]




Edward Pollock, Poems (Philadelpia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1876) [online text]