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Individual Author Record

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Name:  John Habberton  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1842 in Brooklyn, New York


Illinois Connection

Mr. Habberton lived in Illinois from 8 years of age until he was seventeen.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Habberton was an American author. He spent nearly twenty years as the literary and drama critic for the New York Herald, but he is best known for his stories about early California life, many of which were collected in his 1880 book Romance of California Life:

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