Edward Pollock

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Edward Pollock

Edward Pollock (September 2, 1823 Philadelphia – December 13, 1858) was an American poet best known for writing "The Parting Hour" in 1857.


He worked as a child in a cotton factory. He apprenticed with a sign-painter. In 1852, he moved to San Francisco, California,[1] and became a contributor to the Pioneer magazine. In 1856, he was admitted before the California Supreme Court.[2]


  • Edward Pollock (1876). James F. Bowman, ed. Poems. J.B. Lippincott & Co.