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The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Stedman, Edmund Clarence

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STEDMAN, Edmund Clarence, an American poet, born in Hartford, Conn., Oct. 8, 1833. He entered Yale college in 1849, was suspended in 1852, and did not return; but in 1871 the trustees restored him to his class and gave him the degree of A. M. After editing the “Norwich Tribune” and the “Winsted Herald,” he settled in New York in 1855, and in 1859 became a writer for the “Tribune.” In 1861-'2 he served as an army correspondent for the “World,” and in 1863 he was private secretary to Attorney General Bates at Washington. In 1864 he became a stock broker in New York. He has published “Poems, Lyric and Idyllic” (1860); “Alice of Monmouth, an Idyl of the Great War, and other Poems” (1864); “The Blameless Prince, and other Poems” (1869); “Complete Poems” (1873); and “Victorian Poets,” a volume of critical studies (1875).