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Thomas Bailey Aldrich

1836 - 1907

Arguable Portsmouth's most famous writer, TB Aldrich is best known for his his mischievous youth. His "Story of a Bad Boy" (1869) is still in print and inspired Mark Twain's mischevious Tom Sawyer. As a poet and editor of The Atlantic Monthly, Aldrich mixed with the Boston lieterati. But he never forgot his childhood days at Grampa Nutter's house in Portsmouth, today a museum. His compact history of Portsmouth, An Old Town by the Sea, is still a readable guide to the old port. Both his classics are reprinted here in full on the most complete Aldrich homage available online.

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# Title Created Date Author
1 An Old Town by the Sea 1 21 November 2006 Thomas Bailey Aldrich
2 First American Boy Books Born in NH 12 October 2006 J. Dennis Robinson
3 Gossip About Portsmouth Writers 26 August 2006 C. A. Hazlett
4 Freedom, Fireworks and Little Kids 01 July 2006 J. Dennis Robinson
5 The Day Mark Twain Wore Black 27 April 2006 J. Dennis Robinson
6 Watching Tom Bailey Grow Up 23 April 2006 Famous NH People
7 Nutter House Postcard Tour 04 April 2006 Historic House Tours
8 The Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich 08 January 2006 J. Dennis Robinson
9 Portsmouth's Bad Boy Tom 18 March 2004 Various Authors

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