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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Nathaniel Hawthorne, in a Brady Studio photo from the early 1860s.

He was born Nathaniel Hathorne, but changed the spelling to distance himself from some of his ancestors. His great-great-great-grandfather was a notoriously harsh judge. His great-great-grandfather, John Hathorne, was one of the judges at the Salem witch trials.

Among his many writings was “The Scarlet Letter”.

Nathaniel_Hawthorne_by_Brady,_1860-65
Original B&W photo.