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Cobbleton, Edward


Biographical Note

Edward Cobbleton, Esq. A.N.A., a pseudonym, is described in the New York Musical Gazette (1870) as an enraged "eccentric individual of [New york] city" who paid for and distributed circulars to NY clergy and laity: "What he has written is all... deeply sarcastical." ...Cobbletone was likely Joseph T. Harris, a former NYC publisher of the Gazette of the Union and serialized humorous/satirical writer.

"Offenbach as a Composer of Church Music" page 20 of the January 1870 "New York Musical Gazette" as quoted in the provided vendor's description.

Description provided by Ian Brabner, Bookseller. 2012.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ritooralism, or, The poor-traits of the K. Family manuscript

 Collection — Volume MS.2012.002
Scope and Contents

Bound manuscript written in 19th-century cursive script. Unpublished, satirical, anti-Catholic, fantasy narrative that is an extended allegory of the Ritualism controversy that gripped the Anglican and Protestant Episcopal churches in the late 19th century. The alternative title "The Ritooralists" and the name "Edward Cobblestone" (presumably a pseudonym) are crossed out on the title page.

Restrictions on access

Open for research.

Dates: between 1850 and 1900