Patrick S. Casserly

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Patrick Sarsfield Casserly
Born Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
Died April 30, 1847
New York City
Nationality Irish
Children Patrick Sarsfield Casserly (died 14 Oct 1850),[1] Eugene Casserly, George W. Casserly

Patrick Sarsfield Casserly was an Irish scholar and educator.


Casserly was born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland. His family was a branch of the O’Connors. He emigrated to the United States in 1824.[2]

He was associate editor of the "New York Weekly Register." He translated the "Sublime and Beautiful" of Longinus, and "Of the Little Garden of Roses and Valley of Lillies" of Thomas a Kempis; edited Jacob's "Greek Reader" (1836), of which sixteen editions were published, and a textbook on Latin Prosody (1845), which is still extensively used in classical schools, and wrote and published a pamphlet entitled "New England Critics and New York Editors", in reply to an article in the "North American Review" on the merits of certain Greek class-books.

He was father of US senator Eugene Casserly.

Casserly died on April 30, 1847 in New York City.[3]


  1. ^ "Died". Daily Alta California. October 15, 1850. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Shuck, Oscar (1870). Representative and leading men of the Pacific. San Francisco: Bacon and Co. pp. 365–371. 
  3. ^ "Died". New-York Daily Tribune. May 1, 1847. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 

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