The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Drake, Francis Samuel

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DRAKE, Francis Samuel, American historical writer: b. Northwood, N. H., 22 Feb. 1828; d. Washington, D. C., 22 Feb. 1885. He was a son of S. G. Drake (q.v.). He prepared a ‘Dictionary of American Biography’ (1872), He also published ‘Life of Gen. Henry Knox’ (1873); ‘Tea Leaves’ (1884); and ‘Indian History for Young Folks’ (1885). Before his death he had gathered material for a new edition of his ‘Dictionary,’ which was incorporated in ‘Appleton's Cyclopædia of American Biography.’