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Rossiter W. Raymond (1840-1918) was a mining engineer, and he also served in the American Civil War as well as Commissioner of Mines and, later, a professor of ore deposits and State Commissioner of Electrical Subways in New York; in his non-mining hours, Raymond wrote essays (including a description of what is now Yellowstone National Park), hymns and poems. His poetry is predominantly religious and not particularly reflective of the rather whimsical binding featured on this 1875 edition of his poems.

From the 19th Century American Literature Collection, University of South Florida Libraries

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