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Holland, Josiah Gilbert

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Josiah Gilbert Holland: (24 July, 1819 - October 12, 1881) was the son of John and Judith Holland, He was born in Belchertown, Massachusetts. His father had difficulty finding work so Josiah’s early life was nomadic with little schooling.

Some of Josiah’s early occupations include; teaching penmanship, copyist, district school teaching, and daguerreotypy.  Autograph Slip Writing Signed, n.d. - 4 3/4/ x 2 1/2  written in blk ink on a thin waxy-like rag paper leaf with browning overallong fine condition. 

Holland start­ed his ca­reer as a doc­tor, but switched to teach­ing, and fin­al­ly be­came an ed­it­or. He was on the ed­it­or­i­al staff of the Spring­field, Mass­a­chu­setts, Re­pub­li­can un­til 1866, where he wrote the col­umn of “Tim­o­thy Tit­comb Le­tters.” 

He al­so helped found Scribner’s Mag­a­zine, and worked there un­til his death. He some­how found time to write a num­ber of no­vels and vol­umes of po­e­try. His works in­clude:

Arthur Bon­ni­cas­tle

Bitter Sweet Kathrina

The Mar­ble Pro­phe­cy, and Other Po­ems

The Mis­tress of the Manse