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Francis Hopkinson Smith

(1838—1915)


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(1838–1915),

great-grandson of Francis Hopkinson, was born in Baltimore and became an engineer, with painting as an avocation. At the age of 50 he turned to literature, and became widely known following the publication of Colonel Carter of Cartersville (1891), a novelette in the local-color manner, portraying a Southern gentleman down on his luck.

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