Bret Harte

Francis Bret Harte - Literature Author - 1836 to 1902

Francis Bret Harte – Literature Author – 1836 to 1902

Bret Harte Short Stories

Full Name: Fancis Bret Harte

Time: 25 August 1836 to 5 May 1902

About: Bret Harte was born in Albany, New York, on August 25, 1836. He was named Francis Brett Hart after his great-grandfather, Francis Brett. When he was young his father, Henry, changed the spelling of the family name from Hart to Harte. Henry’s father – Bret’s grandfather – was Bernard Hart, an Orthodox Jewish immigrant who flourished as a merchant, becoming one of the founders of the New York Stock Exchange. Later, Francis preferred to be known by his middle name, but he spelled it with only one “t”, becoming Bret Harte. More…

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