Timothy Shay Arthur

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Birthday
6, 1809
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 6, 1885 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1809
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Mar 6, 1885 (75)

About

A nineteenth-century American author, he is best known for his 1854 novel, Ten Nights in a Bar-Room and What I Saw There, which demonizes alcohol. He also published numerous stories in the popular Godey's Lady's Book.

Before Fame

He worked as a wholesale merchandiser and later as an agent for an investment company. He began publishing his work in literary magazines in the early 1930s.

Trivia

He is often associated with the Temperance movement.

Family Life

He was the New York-born son of a miller. He later married and had three children.

Associated With

He and Edgar Allan Poe belonged to the same literary circle.