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Full Name: William Cullen Bryant
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(1794-1878) Writer, poet, editor. William Cullen Bryant was born in Massachusetts. Bryant lived at 428-343 Lafayette Street and 24 West 16th Street in Manhattan, New York. Bryant became a recognized poet early in life, then was admitted to the bar in 1815. He practiced law in Massachusetts for ten years, then moved to New York City. He became associate editor of the "New York Evening Post" in 1826, and then became part owner and editor in chief in 1829. Cedermere House, where he lived from 1843 until his death in 1878, is located on Bryant Avenue in Roslyn Harbor, New York. (It is open weekends in May through early November. Admission is free.) He is buried in Roslyn Cemetery, Northern Boulevard. Bryant Library, Paper Mill Road has a collection of Bryant's manuscripts. Bryant Park, behind the main branch of the New York Public Library, was named after him.
Author's Timeline:
1825 New York County
William Cullen Bryant moved to Manhattan, New York, in 1825. 
1794 (Unknown) County
William Cullen Bryant was born in Cummington, Massachusetts, in 1794. 
1878 New York County
William Cullen Bryant died in New York, New York in 1878. 
1817 (Unknown) County
Thanatopsis
Poem. 
1815 (Unknown) County
To A Waterfowl
Poem. 
1878 Nassau County
William Cullen Bryant is buried in Roslyn Cemetery, Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, New York. 
1821 (Unknown) County
Poems
Collection of poetry. 
1884 New York County
Bryant Park, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, in Manhattan, is named in Bryant's honor.  
1829 (Unknown) County
Bryant was editor and part owner of the New York Evening Post from 1829-1878.  
1842 (Unknown) County
The Fountain and Other Poems
Collection of poetry. 
1844 (Unknown) County
The White-Footed Deer and Other Poems
Collection of poetry. 
1850 (Unknown) County
Letters of a Traveller; or, Notes of Things Seen in Europe and America
Collection of letters. 
1864 (Unknown) County
Thirty Poems
Collection of poetry. 
? Nassau County
Bryant lived in Roslyn Harbor, New York. 

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