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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Drake, Samuel Adams

DRAKE, SAMUEL ADAMS, an American journalist and writer; born in Boston, Dec. 20, 1833. He entered journalism in 1858 as correspondent of the Louisville “Journal” and St. Louis “Republican.” In 1861 he joined the army and served throughout the war, becoming Brigadier-General in 1863. He returned to Boston in 1871 and resumed literary work. His most important publications are: “Old Landmarks of Boston” (1872); “New England Legends” (1883); “The Making of New England” (1886); “The Pine Tree Coast” (1891); “Our Colonial Homes” (1894), etc. He died Dec. 4, 1905.