Category:Wallace Bruce

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Wallace Bruce, poet, was born at Hillsdale, Columbia county, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1844. He was graduated at Yale college in 1867, with distinguished honors, and then visited Europe, where, while in Paris in 1870, he witnessed some of the stormiest scenes of the Franco-Prussian war. Returning to the United States in 1871, he lectured before literary societies. In 1875 he delivered his poem, "Parson Allen's Ride," at the centennial celebration at Bennington, Vt. Mr. Bruce was appointed United States consul in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1, 1889, by President Harrison. While in Scotland he was instrumental in securing the erection in Edinburgh of a statue of Lincoln to commemorate the service of Scottish-American soldiers in the American civil war. The monument was designed by a Union veteran soldier, and stands in Old Carlton burying-ground, where a number of Scotch-American soldiers are buried. He published in 1878 The Land of Burns, in 1880 The Yosemite, in 1882 The Hudson, in 1883 The Long Drama, a centennial poem, delivered at Newburg, N. Y., in 1884 From the Hudson to the Yosemite, in 1888 Old Homestead Poems, and in 1894 Wayside Poems.


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