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Country estate of Irving on the Hudson River near Tarrytown, N.Y. He lived there (1836–42, 1846–59), receiving the visits of other men of letters and writing such works as Astoria, The Crayon Miscellany, Wolfert's Roost, and The Life of George Washington. The region about Sunnyside is described by Irving in many places, notably in “Sleepy Hollow” (in Wolfert's Roost) and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

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