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Born in Albany, New York, USA
Died in Camberley, Surrey, England, UK  (throat cancer)
Birth NameFrancis Brett Harte

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Anna Griswold (11 August 1862 - 6 May 1902) ( his death) ( 4 children)

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Pictured on a $5 US definitive postage stamp in the Great Americans series, issued 25 August 1987.
Quintessential American poet and author of short stories about the Old West. Arrived in California via Nicaragua in 1854. Worked as a typesetter in San Francisco, contributed stories to the Californian (1864-66) and then became editor of Overland Monthly (1868-70). He also worked in the gold mines and became famous for his tales about Californian mining camps, achieving international renown with "The Outcasts of Poker Flat".

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