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From juvenile delinquent
to Atlantic Monthly editor

Aldrich coin Even in his early 70s, Thomas Bailey Aldrich had an impish twinkle in his eye and the look of the boy he had been long ago. We have a clear photographic record of the popular writer from his youthful days in Portsmouth, NH, to New York, as a journalist in the Civil War, a youthful writer and a mature editor. Like one of the Lost Boys from Peter Pan, Aldrich in many ways, never grew up. Today his childhood home has been restored to the way it appears in his classic novel "Story of a Bad Boy." -- JDR

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Tom Bailey Grows Up

Click on thumbnail photo for larger image. Return to Aldrich home to see images of the Aldrich family home in Portsmouth, NH and pictures from "Story of a Bad Boy" and "Old Town by the Sea".

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SOURCES: Images from Thomas Bailey Aldrich by Ferris Greenslet (1907), Crowding Memories by Mrs. Thomas Bailey Aldrich (1920) and early editions of the writings of Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

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