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Nathaniel Ames

(1708—1764)


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(1708–64), compiler of an annual Astronomical Diary and Almanack (1725–64), which attained a circulation of 60,000 copies and was among the works that served as models for Poor Richard's Almanack. His work was continued by his son, Nathaniel Ames, Jr., until 1775. The material in their almanacs has been edited as The Essays, Humor, and Poems of Nathaniel Ames (1891).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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