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Charles Phelps Roberts


"Charles P. Roberts is a native of Bangor, where he was born Feb. 14, 1822. He graduated from Bowdoin College in the class of 1845, and after this studied law for some time in the office of James S. Rowe, Esq. Mr. Roberts was admitted to practice in 1847, but becoming connected with the editorial department of the Bangor Daily Mercury, he relinquished it, and for four years devoted his time and talent to editorial matters. Later, he became one of the editors of the Bangor Daily Journal, holding that position twelve years, and was superintendent of the public schools of that city for the same length of time. He has also been a member of the City Council. In 1879, or thereabouts, he removed to Boston, and became connected with the public press."

[George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 281 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888)][See also, S. Herbert Lancy, The Native Poets of Maine 275-276 (Bangor: D. Bugbee & Co., 1854)][online text]