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JACKSON, Edward Payson, author, born in Erzeroum, Turkey, 15 March, 1840. His parents were American missionaries in Turkey. Edward came to the United States in 1845, and was graduated in 1870 at Amherst, where he was poet of his class. During the civil war he served in the 45th Massachusetts regiment. Since 1877 Mr. Jackson has been master in the Boston Latin school. He has published "Mathematic Geography" (New York, 1878); "A Demi-God " (Boston, 1886); and "The Earth in Space" (1887).
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