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Francis Saltus

  • Birth 23 Nov 1849 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 26 Jun 1889 Tarrytown, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Burial Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 8234742

Poet. Born in New York City, on November 23, 1849, he was educated at Columbia University and later at the Roblot Institution in Paris. Known for his humorous and commercial poems, he wrote about international periodicals. Some of his best works included "Honey and Gall", "Shadows and Ideals", "The Witch of En-dor and Other Poems", "Dreams after Sunset" and "Fact and Fancy". During the mid-1870s, he wrote and edited a comic paper entitled "The Thistle", for the New York Times. He also was a talented musician, who wrote four comic operas for Off Broadway. His father, Francis H. Saltus, edited a four-volume edition of his poetical works after his death. Writer Edgar Evertson Saltus, was his younger half-brother.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 2 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8234742
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Saltus (23 Nov 1849–26 Jun 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8234742, citing Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .