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HEADLEY, Joel Tyler, author, born in Walton, Delaware County, New York, 30 December, 1813. He was graduated at Union in 1839, and studied theology at Auburn seminary. Being compelled by ill health to abandon his profession at the outset, he spent a year in foreign travel, and then engaged in literary work. In 1846 he became associate editor of the New York " Tribune," succeeding Henry J. Raymond. He passed the following summer in the Adirondack region for his health, and repeated his visit for several successive seasons. The results of his wanderings were published in letters to the New York papers, which were afterward issued in book-form under the title of "The Adirondacks, or Life in the Woods" (New York, 1849). This volume first attracted attention to the Adirondack region. Shortly afterward, in a series of articles in "Harper's Magazine," he described the adventures of Lieutenant Strain's party, which was sent by the United States government to explore a route for a canal across the isthmus of Darien. These articles were reissued in a volume in 1885. His other works include "Napoleon and his Marshals," which was the first American book that was issued by the house of Scribner and Co. (2 vols., New York, 1846); "Washington and his Generals " (1847); " Life of Cromwell" (1848); " Sacred Scenes and Characters," illustrated by Darley (1849);" Life of Washington," which reached a sale of over 100,000 copies (1857); " Life of Havelock" (1859); "Chaplains of the Revolution" (1861); "The Great Rebellion" (2 vols., 1864); "Grant and Sherman, their Campaigns and Generals" (1865); " Farragut and our Naval Commanders" (1867); "Sacred Heroes and Martyrs " (1865); and "The Achievements of Stanley and other African Explorers," including Livingstone, Cameron, and Baker (1877).--His cousin, Phineas Camp, author, born in Walton, New York, 24 June, 1819, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1847; afterward studied theology, was graduated at the seminary at Auburn, New York, and held pastorates in the Presbyterian and Congregational churches. He contributed to the" Christian Parlor Magazine," the New York "Observer" and " Tribune," and other newspapers and periodicals. His first book was " Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Women of the Bible" (Auburn, 1850); and he has also published " Life of the Era-press Josephine" (New York, 1851); popular biographies of Kossuth (1852), Lafayette (1853), Mary. Queen of Scotts, and other works of the same character; " Hero Boy, or Life of General Grant," "Patriot Boy, or Life of General O. M. Mitchell," and "Life of Ericsson" (1863); and biographies of General Sheridan and Admiral Farragut (1864). Among his later works are the " Life and Military Career of Major-General W. T. Sherman " (New York, 1865); "Life and Campaigns of General United States Grant" (1866); " Massachusetts in the Rebellion " (Boston, 1866); " Half-Hours in Bible Lands " (1867): "Court and Camp of David " (Boston, 1869); "Island of Fire" (1874); "Evangelists in the Church" (Boston, 1875); and " Public Men of To-Day" (1882).
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