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Cannon, Charles James

Karen N. Schramm

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1600251

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Cannon, Charles James (04 November 1800–09 November 1860), author, was born in New York City, the son of an Irish Catholic couple whose names are unknown. A sickly child who received scanty education, Cannon soon began a lengthy career as a customhouse clerk. In his spare time, he wrote tales, novels, poetry, and plays. Having “never known the advantages of education” and having composed his works “in the intervals of labour or disease,” as he noted in the preface to his ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers)

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