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Nathan C. Brooks

Born: Aug 12, 1809

Death: Oct 6, 1898

Birthplace: Cecil County

Nationality: United States

Nathan C. Brooks

Date of Birth : Aug 12, 1809
Date of Death : Oct 6, 1898
Birth Place : Cecil County

Nathan Covington Brooks was an American educator, historian, and poet. Born in West Nottingham, Cecil County, Maryland, Brooks grew up to become the first principal of Baltimore City College, the third oldest public high school in the United States, and the only president of the Baltimore Female College, the first institution of higher education for women in Maryland. He also was the owner of The American Museum, a literary magazine, in which he published several works of the famed poet Edgar Allan Poe, and the author of several textbooks on classical literature. Brooks died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Also known as

  • Nathan Brooks


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