Peter Irving


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(1771–1838), older brother of Washington Irving, helped him in planning Salmagundi, the History of New York, and the Tales of a Traveller. His own writing is unimportant, although he was for a time a political journalist and member of literary society, and wrote such works as Giovanni Sbogarro (1820), a historical romance set in Venice. He edited the New York Morning Chronicle and The Corrector, to which his brother contributed.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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