Surrounded by the portraits of those I have long counted
my friends, I like to chat with the people about me
concerning these pictures, my companions on the wall,
and the men and wome...
James Thomas Fields, poet, editor, and publisher, was born the son of a ship's captain at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. His father died when he was two and he and his younger brother George were raised b...
James T. Fields was the preeminent publisher of American and British literature in the United States at a time when Boston proclaimed itself capital of literary culture in the nation, and American wri...