The Life of Thomas Bailey Aldrich This biography of Aldrich traces his life and career from his early days in New York to his established position as a New England writer and editor. Greenslet discusses Aldrich's relationship to the periodicals and literary circles of New York, most notably the Bohemians at Pfaff's and the Saturday Press and later at the Atlantic Monthly and in New England. Greenslet also includes several descriptions of Aldrich's friends and reprints several letters from Aldrich to his friends which discuss his personal life, career, and literary opinions.