The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Lowell, Edward Jackson

LOWELL, Edward Jackson, American author: b. Boston, 18 Oct. 1845; d. Cotuit, Mass., 11 May 1894. He was the grandson of Francis Cabot Lowell (1775-1817) (q.v.). He was graduated from Harvard in 1867, was admitted to the Suffolk County bar in June 1872, for a time practised law in Boston, but subsequently devoted himself exclusively to literary work. He was a member of the Massachusetts Historical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his writings are ‘The Hessians and the other German Auxiliaries of Great Britain in the Revolutionary War’ (1884), recognized as standard; ‘The Eve of the French Revolution’ (1892); and the section on ‘The Diplomacy and Finance of the Revolution’ in Winsor's ‘Narrative and Critical History of America’ (1884-89), and numerous magazine and review articles.