Holland, Josiah Gilbert, an eminent American editor and author, was born in Belchertown, Mass., July 24, 1819. He was a farmer's son, and his early educational advantages were poor. He succeeded in attending a high school at Northampton for a time. At the age of twenty-one he began the study of medicine, and graduated with the degree of M.D. at Berkshire Medical College, Pittsfield, Mass., in 1844. A short practice of his profession developed a dislike for it, and he turned to literature. About 1850 he became connected with the Springfield Republican, a position which he held fifteen years. He was a voluminous author. Among his works we find: Timothy Titcomb's Letters, 1858; Gold Foil, 1859; Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1865; Bitter Sweet, a dramatic poem, 1858; Kathrina, 1867; Arthur Bonnicastle, 1873. In connection with the Scribners in 1870 he founded Scribner's Monthly, of which periodical he became the editor, and continued in this relation until his death, in New York City, October 12, 1881.
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