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Robert Kelley Weeks

New York

"A lawyer and verse-writer of New York city whose poems are not without individuality and a very measurable degree of charm." [Oscar Fay Adams, A Dictionary of American Authors 43 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899)]

Robert Kelley Weeks was born in New York City on September 21, 1840 and died there on April 13, 1876. He graduated from Yale in 1862 and Columbia Law School in 1864. He was admitted to the bar of New York in 1864 but seems to have devoted himself primarily to literary pursuits. [Edmund Clarence Stedman (ed.), An American Anthology 1787-1899 830 (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900)]


"Medusa" -- "Man and Nature"


Robert Kelley Weeks, Poems (New York: Leypoldt, Holt, 1866) [online text] (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1881)(1880)

_________________, Episodes and Lyric Pieces (New York: Leypoldt & Holt, 1870) [online text]

R.K. Weeks, Twenty Poems (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1876) [online text]