Born second in a family of nine children in Maine and schooled in Boston, Willis attended Yale and traveled extensively in Europe. His sister was Fanny Fern, a member of the Pfaffian crowd.
A collection of sprightly paragraphs concerning public and literary matters, as well as the occasional joke. N.P. Willis is referenced in another paper as under the influence of Rufus Griswold, and Thomas Dunn is questioned about his theories on agriculture.
The Vault at Pfaff's
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