Christian Nestell Bovee

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Christian Nestell Bovee
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Born(1820-02-22)February 22, 1820
New York, New York
DiedJanuary 18, 1904(1904-01-18) (aged 83)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christian Nestell Bovee (February 22, 1820 – January 18, 1904) was an epigrammatic New York City writer.[1]


Christian Nestell Bovee was born in New York on February 22, 1820.[2][3]

Bovee wrote two books that were widely quoted in contemporaneous compilations, these being Intuitions and Summaries of Thought and Thoughts, Feelings and Fancies.[1][4]

It was reported that Bovee "enjoyed the intimate friendship of Washington Irving, Longfellow, Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes and of all the brilliant men who composed at that time the Saturday Evening Club of Boston".[4] He died in Philadelphia on January 18, 1904.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b Thomas William Herringshaw, Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century (1898), p. 132.
  2. ^ "Christian Nestell Bovee (1820-1904). Some Thoughts Worth Thinking. Stedman and Hutchinson, eds. 1891. A Library of American Literature: An Anthology in 11 Volumes".
  3. ^ The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Vol. XVI. James T. White & Company. 1918. p. 218. Retrieved December 10, 2020 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ a b c The Publishers Weekly (January 23, 1904 [No. 1669]), Volume 65, Part 1, Page 111.
  5. ^ "C. N. Bovee". The New York Times. January 20, 1904. p. 9. Retrieved December 10, 2020 – via

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