Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1829-1910) US lawyer, politician (mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1895-1899) and author. After, Lyteria: A Dramatic Poem (1854), a long philosophical verse drama set in Roman times with strong hints of the supernatural, he mostly published legal studies, though his one novel, The Peckster Professorship: An Episode in the History of Psychical Research (1888), is of sf interest as an attempt to put various occult preoccupations – divination, prophecy (see Prediction), the transmigration of souls, etc – into a vague Near Future venue where they have become understood in scientific terms. [JC]
Josiah Phillips Quincy
born Boston, Massachusetts: 29 November 1829
died Boston, Massachusetts: 31 October 1910
- Lyteria: A Dramatic Poem (Boston, Massachusetts: Ticknor and Fields, 1854) [play: hb/nonpictorial]
- The Peckster Professorship: An Episode in the History of Psychical Research (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1888) [hb/nonpictorial]
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