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ALDEN, Henry Mills, editor, born in Mt. Tabor, Vermont, 11 November 1836. He was graduated at Williams College in 1857, and at Andover theological seminary in 1860. In the winter of 18613-'4 he delivered before the Lowell institute of Boston a series of twelve lectures on " The Structure of Paganism." In 1869 he became managing" editor of "Harper's Magazine." He is the author of "The Ancient Lady of Sorrow." a poem (1872), and, jointly with A. H. Guernsey, "Harper's Pictorial History of the Great Rebellion" (New York, 1862-'65), Mr. Guernsey writing the eastern campaigns and Mr. Alden the western.
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