The Knickerbocker Group was a somewhat indistinct group of 19th-century American writers. Its most prominent members included Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper and William Cullen Bryant. Each were respectively pioneers in general literature; novels, poetry and journalism.
Humorously titled after Irving's own pen name, many others later came to join the club. These include James Kirke Paulding, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Joseph Rodman Drake, Robert Charles Sands, Lydia Maria Child, Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, and Nathaniel Parker Willis. Most were also frequent contributors to the literary magazine The Knickerbocker.
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