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George H. Throop

(1818-1896) Novelist. George H. Throop was born in Willsboro, New York, and died in Bloomery, West Virginia. He used the pseudonym Gregory Seaworthy.

David G. Hartwell

(1941-2016) Editor, writer. David G. Hartwell was born in Salem, Massachusetts, and died in Plattsburgh, New York. He had lived in Westport, New York.

Francis Betters

(1931-2009) Writer. Francis Betters was a well-known fly fisherman and writer of books and articles about fishing in the Adirondack Mountains in New York State.

Jean Starr Untermeyer

(1886-1970) Poet. Jean Starr Untermeyer was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and died in New York. She attended Columbia University in Manhattan, New York, and for a time, lived near Elizabethtown, New York, in the Adirondack Mountains. She was married to Louis Untermeyer.

Louis Untermeyer

(1885-1977) Poet, anthologist. Louis Untermeyer was born in Manhattan, New York. Untermeyer worked with Max Eastman, John Reed, and Floyd Dell on the leftist publication “The Masses.” Untermeyer was blacklisted along with many others during McCarthyism. He was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1961 to 1963. He was married to the … Continued

Robert Louis Stevenson

(1850-1894) Poet, writer. “Treasure Island” (1883), stayed at the Stevens Hotel on E. 11th Street in Manhattan in 1888. In the winter of 1887-88, Stevenson came to Saranac Lake seeking treatment for tuberculosis. During the winter he worked on “The Master of Ballantrae” (1889).He collaborated with his stepson Lloyd Osbourne to write “The Wrong Box” … Continued

Sloan Wilson

(1920-2003) Writer, novelist. Sloan Wilson was born in Westport, Connecticut, was a SUNY Buffalo English professor and public information director from 1952 to 1955. He lived on High Ridge Road, Pound Ridge, New York, in the late 1950s and in Ticonderoga, New York both at the Rogers Rock Club and at 207 Champlain Avenue, during … Continued

Adelaide Crapsey

(1878-1914) Poet. Adelaide Crapsey was born in Brooklyn, New York; raised in Rochester, New York; graduated from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1901; was treated for tuberculosis in Saranac Lake, New York, and died in Rochester, New York.