Maurice Thompson

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Birthday
9, 1844
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 15, 1901 (56)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1844
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Feb 15, 1901 (56)

About

A late nineteenth-century American non-fiction author and novelist, he wrote about everything from local history to archery. His best-known works include Hoosier Mosaics and The Witchery of Archery.

Before Fame

He established a law practice with his brother, but gave up his career as an attorney after he began publishing short stories in the Atlantic Monthly and The New York Tribune.

Trivia

He began writing fiction in the 1880s and published Alice of Old Vincennes, a novel, in 1900.

Family Life

He was born in Indiana and was raised on a plantation in Georgia.

Associated With

He and Celia Thaxter both published pieces in Harper's Monthly.