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FOSTER, Charles James, journalist, born in Bicester, England, 24 November 1820; died in Astoria, N. V., 12 September 1883. He came to the United States in 1847, resided in Boston for s(,me years, then went to Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, and finally settled in New York City. He edited Woodruff's " Trotting Horse of America" in 1868, and again in 1875, also Bogardus's "Field, Cover, and Trap Shooting" in 1874. He wrote for " The Spirit of the Times," and in 1876 established the " New York Sportsman." He was considered to be the best informed man in the country on the subject of racing, He was the author of the sketch of J. H. Hackett in his "Notes upon Shakespeare's Plays and Actors" (New York, 1863).
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