Biography and History

George Henry Boker was a playwright, poet, patriot and diplomat. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1842. He was the founder and the first editor of the Nassau Monthly. He published two volumes of poetry, wrote a number of plays, and served as United States Minister to Turkey and Russia. His most successful play was the verse tragedy Francesca da Rimini.

Source: From the finding aid for C0208