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Irving, Peterlocked

(30 October 1772–27 June 1838)
  • Ralph M. Aderman

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Irving, Peter (30 October 1772–27 June 1838), writer, was born in New York City, the son of William Irving, a merchant, and Sarah Sanders. Irving grew up in an austere environment colored by his father’s strict Presbyterian principles, which had little lasting effect on him. In October 1785 he entered Columbia College but dropped out after three years without taking a degree. Although inclined toward the law, under pressure from his father he returned to Columbia, completed his M.D. in 1794, and opened an office in the same building as his brother ...

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