Theodore Sedgwick FAY, author, was born in New York City, 10 February 1807.
He attended the public schools and studied law. In 1828 he became associate
editor of the New York Mirror, under the joint control of himself, George P.
MORRIS and Nathaniel P. WILLIS, his principal contributions to the paper
afterward being a series of letters written while travelling in Europe,
1831-41. He was secretary of the American legation at London, England,
at St. Petersburg, Russia, 1837-41, at Berlin, 1841-53, and
at Berne, Switzerland, 1853-61, after which he removed to Berlin where he
lived in retirement until his death. In addition to a series of essays on
Shakespeare, he published: Dreams and Reveries of a Quiet Man (1832); The
Minnte-Book (1833); Norman Leslie (1835); Sydney Clfton (1839); Countess Ida
(1840); Hoboken, a Romance (1843); Robert Rueful (1844); Ulric, or the
Voices, a volume of poems (1851); Views of Christianity (1856); History of
Switzerland (1860);[p.59] Die Sklavenmacht (1865); Great Outlines of
Geography (1867); First Steps in Geography (1873); and The Three Germanys
(1889). He died in Berlin, Germany, 24 November 1898.
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|Appleton's Cyclopaedia of American Biography. Six volumes. Edited by James Grant Wilson and John Fiske. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1888-1889, Vol II, 1888, page 423.|
Posted 14 May 2000, April 2002