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John Bodwell Wood


George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 367 (Portland, Maine: Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888):

John B. Wood was born in Lebanon, Me., Dec. 7, 1827. His parents removed to Great Falls, N.H., after John had received his education at the district schools, and in the Kennebunk Academy. His father desired he should become a lawyer, and with that end in view put Blackstone and Kent into his hands. He took a liking to the limpid English of the latter, and then was induced to enter a printing office and learn that trade. Subsequently he worked in the offices of the Dover Gazette, Dover Enquirer, Morning Star, and in offices in Concord, Boston and elsewhere. In 1847 he started the Thursday Sketcher at Great Falls. Three years afterwards he went to New York City and began his long career as a journalist. At the time of his death, which occurred in 1886, Mr. Wood was attached to the editorial staff of the New York Herald. A book from his pen, entitled "The Wharves of New York at Midnight," was in press at his decease.

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