Timothy Shay (T.S.) Arthur, by William G. Armstrong, circa 1845.
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Engraving, three quarter length portrait, of a man dressed in a formal jacket, vest, and bow-tie

Credit: From Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson. The Literary History of Philadelphia Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., 1906. ISBN 1932109455. p. 270

A prodigious writer of novels, stories, and essays on temperance and household topics. T. S. Arthur (1809 –1885) was not a great writer—Edgar Allen Poe called him "uneducated and too fond of mere vulgarities to please a refined taste”—but his stories had great appeal to middle-class American readers. In 1852 Arthur started Arthur's Home Magazine, modeled on Godey's Lady’s Magazine, which lasted until 1898.

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