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James Monroe Ritchie


"Ritchie, James Monroe (July 28, 1829-Aug. 17, 1918), lawyer, was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. His family came to America in 1832, settling first in Ogdensburg, N.Y. James taught school in New York and Ohio, read law, and was admitted to the Ohio bar in 1857. He practiced for a short time in Lorain County but in 1858 began to practice in Toledo, where he lived until his death. Using S.E.E. as a pen name, he published numerous poems in Toledo, newspapers. His son, also a lawyer, edited a posthumous collection: Poetical Thoughts . . . ."

[William Coyle (ed.), Ohio Authors and Their Books: Biographical Data and Selective Bibliographies for Ohio Authors, Native and Resident, 1796-1950 532 (Cleveland & New York: World Publishing Co. for Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, 1962)] [Used with the gracious permission of the Ohioana Library Association]


James Monroe Ritchie, Poetical Thoughts of James Monroe Ritchie, "S.E.E." (Toledo, Ohio: The H. J. Chittenden Co., 1927)(Byron Foster Ritchie ed.)