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Editors and Publishers
Metropolitan Journalists

Of the prominent men who have attained eminence in the field of journalism the list is almost endless -- Colesworthy, from whose press came many popular publications; Seba Smith, editor and author of the famous Jack Downing sketches; Samuel Freeman, judge, editor and author; E. H. Elwell, editor, author and historian; Melville W. Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States, also successful journalist; Ilsley; Kingsbury; Foster; Berry; Holden; Lapham, editor and historian; Blaine; Manley; Burleigh; Willis; Fessenden; Barnes; Dingley; Haskell; Noyes; Clark; Putnam and even the children in the most remote disticts know the names of Heath, Holden, and Ginn. To many of our journalists their native sttae has seemed small a field and they have sought recognition in the larger cities. Among those who have found a prominent place in metropolitan journalism are the names of Russell Eaton, Nathaniel Willis, Erastus and James Brooks, Arlo Bates, Seba Smith, John Neal Elijah Lovejoy, Isaac McLellan, Macomber, Herrick, Wheeler and Minot. Special mention should be made of Edward Stanwood, author, historian, sociologist and for many years connected editorially with the Boston Daily Advertiser and the Youth's Companion; Edward P. Mitchell, one of the most distinguished Maine journalists, now with the New York Sun; L. S. Metcalf, editor of the North American Review and founder of the Forum; Frederick M. Somers, publisher of the Current Literature and the Forumn; and Frank Munsey, on the of the most spectacular figures in American journalism.



Source(s) for narrative on this page: The Maine Book, by Henry E. Dunnack, Librarian of Maine State Library. Augusta, Maine 1920. pages 154-155.

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