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Benjamin Moore Norman

NORMAN, Benjamin Moore, author, born in Hudson, New York, 22 December, 1809; died near Summit, Mississippi, 1 February, 1860. After the death of his father, a bookseller at Hudson, he left a clerkship in New York to take charge of the business, and he was subsequently engaged in bookselling in Philadelphia, and in 1837 established a book-store in New Orleans. He was conspicuous for his philanthropy in the epidemic of yellow fever in New Orleans in 1841. He is the author of Rambles in Yucatan (New York, 1842) ; New Orleans and its Environs (New Orleans, 1845); and Rambles by Land and Water (New York, 1845). --from Appletons Encyclopedia


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