Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1815-1857)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 24 1/4 x 20 1/4 in. ( 61.6 x 51.4 cm )
Born in Benson, Vermont, the subject was the son of Rufus and Deborah (Wass) Griswold. He became a Baptist minister in 1837, but soon gave up the ministry for journalism and social reforms. He worked for Horace Greeley in New York (1839-40), and later as a book editor.
Bequest of Rufus Wilmot Griswold
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