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William Cullen Bryant

William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Born in Massachusetts, he started his career as a lawyer but showed an interest in poetry early in his life. He soon relocated to New York and took up work as an editor at various newspapers. He became one of the most significant poets in early literary America and has been grouped among the fireside poets for his accessible, popular poetry.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1, 1794 (Cummington), Died June 12, 1878 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13393 10-in. 6/5/1913 Thanatopsis Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor B-13394 10-in. 6/5/1913 Thanatopis Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor CVE-64635 12-in. 1/12/1931 Thanatopsis Dr. E. F. Boulton Recitation author  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bryant, William Cullen," accessed March 2, 2024,

Bryant, William Cullen. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 2, 2024, from

"Bryant, William Cullen." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 2 March 2024.

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