|Charles Follen Adams|
Portrait of Charles F. Adams (Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1878)
April 21, 1842|
|Died||March 8, 1918(aged 75)|
Biography[edit | edit source]
He received a common school education, and at the age of fifteen entered into mercantile pursuits. During the American Civil War, at age 22, Adams enlisted in the 13th Massachusetts Infantry. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, and taken as a prisoner of war. On his release from prison, he was detailed for hospital duty.
In 1872, he began writing humorous verses for periodicals and newspapers in a burlesque broken-English imitation of Pennsylvania German dialect. His first published work was “The Puzzled Dutchman” which appeared in Our Young Folks.
Works[edit | edit source]
Each year links to its corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- 1878: Leedle Yawcob Strauss, and Other Poems
- 1885: Mother's Doughnuts
- 1886: Cut, Cut Behind !
- 1887: Dialect Ballads
- 1910: Yawcob Strauss, and Other Poems
References[edit | edit source]
- Adams, Charles Follen, 1842-1918. Papers: Guide
- Charles Follen Adams at Britannica Online Encyclopedia
- Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900) "Adams, Charles Follen" Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography New York: D. Appleton
- Dorchester Atheneum: Charles Follen Adams
- "Adams, Charles Follen". New International Encyclopedia. 1905.
- Mehring, Frank (2006). "Deutsch, Dutch, Double Dutch: Authentic and Artificial German-American Dialects". pp. 93–113.
- Adams, Charles Follen (Harper's Magazine)
- "Mother's doughnuts" by Charles Follen Adams (Harper's Magazine)
- "“Cut, cut behind!”" by Charles Follen Adams (Harper's Magazine)
- Quint, Wilder D. (1897-12-18). "VII. Charles Follen Adams ("Yawcob Strauss") in Roxbury.". The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/1897/12/18/archives/vii-charles-follen-adams-yawcob-strauss-in-roxbury.html. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
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