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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Finck, Henry Theophilus

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FINCK, Henry Theophilus, journalist, b. in Bethel, Shelby co., Mo., 22 Sept., 1854. He was graduated at Harvard in 1876, and in 1877-'8 was a resident graduate at Cambridge, as student of sociology. The Harris fellowship having been awarded to him, he studied physiological psychology at Berlin, Heidelberg, and Vienna from 1878 till 1881. He is on the editorial staff of the New York “Evening Post” and “Nation,” his chief writings being musical criticisms, which are characterized by a strong leaning toward the Wagnerian school. He has published a philosophical work entitled “Romantic Love and Personal Beauty” (New York, 1887); “Chopin and other Musical Essays” (1889); “The Pacific Coast Scenic Tour” (1890); “Spain and Morocco” (1891): “Wagner and his Works” (1893); “Lotus Times in Japan” (1895); and “Paderewski and his Art” (1895).