Holland, Josiah Gilbert
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:
Bitter Sweet Kathrina
The Marble Prophecy, and Other Poems
The Mistress of the Manse