George Parsons Lathrop
|George Parsons Lathrop|
August 25, 1851|
April 19, 1898 (aged 46)|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Rose Hawthorne (m.1871–98; his death)|
|Relatives||Francis Lathrop (brother)|
George was educated in New York City and Dresden, Germany, when he returned to New York, and decided on a literary career. Going to England on a visit he was married in London, September 11, 1871, to Rose Hawthorne, the second daughter and youngest child of Nathaniel Hawthorne.
In 1875, he became associate editor of the Atlantic Monthly, and remained in that position two years, leaving it to edit the Boston Courier in 1879. He worked on several books for Roberts Brothers, including Afterglow (1877) and Somebody Else (1878), and he edited A Masque of Poets as part of their "No Name" series.
In 1879 George purchased Rose's former house, called "The Wayside", in Concord, Massachusetts, and resided there until 1883, when he moved to New York City. His contributions to the periodical and daily press were varied and voluminous. In 1883 he founded the American Copyright League, which assisted in securing an international copyright law.
George Parsons Lathrop died on April 19, 1898, in New York. After his death Rose, who had become Mother Mary Alphonsa, organized a community of Dominican tertiaries, the Dominican Sisters of Hawthorne, who took charge of two cancer hospitals at New York.
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- "CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: George Parsons Lathrop". www.newadvent.org. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Meehan, Thomas F. (1913). "George Parsons Lathrop". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1892). "Lathrop, Francis". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
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