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Edwin Monroe Bacon (1844-1916)[1] was a writer and editor who worked for the Boston Daily Advertiser, The Boston Globe, and other newspapers, and who wrote several books about Boston, Massachusetts, and New England.


Brief biography

Edwin M. Bacon was born on October 20, 1844, in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended school in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

He worked for the Boston Daily Advertiser (1863-1886, intermittently); Illustrated Chicago News (1864-1868); The New York Times (1868-1872); The Boston Globe (1873-78); The Boston Post (1886-1891); The Time and the Hour (1897-1900).[2][3][4] He sometimes wrote under the pen-name "Taverner."[5]

In 1880, Dartmouth College awarded Bacon an honorary M.A. degree.

Selected works


  1. ^ Edwin M. Bacon; Once Managing Editor of The New York Times Dies at 71. New York Times. February 25, 1916.
  2. ^ Who's who in New England. A.N. Marquis, 1915.
  3. ^ Rossiter Johnson, John Howard Brown, eds. The twentieth century biographical dictionary of notable Americans. The Biographical Society, 1904.
  4. ^ Richard Herndon, Edwin Monroe Bacon. Boston of to-day: a glance at its history and characteristics. With biographical sketches and portraits of many of its professional and business men. Boston: Post Publishing Company, 1892; p.133.
  5. ^ Lindsay Swift. Literary landmarks of Boston : a visitor's guide to points of literary interest in and about Boston. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1903.

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