Saxe, John Godfrey, 1816-1887
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Overview The Saxe Papers are arranged in 4 series which include published and unpublished works, letters, family documents and scrap books. The letters especially tell the story of a tragic family life, but also reveal life in Vermont and New York in the 19th Century. Not exactly a poet, but a popular "versifier", Saxe was in fact a lawyer, a publisher, a journalist, a lecturer and ran for public office. He ended his life with his only surviving child, his son Charles, in Albany, where he died at the...