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The Funeral of Ulysses Grant
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Alexander Anderson was granted a license to practice medicine in 1795 and received his medical degree from Columbia College in 1796. When the yellow fever epidemic of 1798 struck, he lost not only his mother, father, and older brother, but also his young wife and infant son, as well as several members of his wife's family. After a journey to the West Indies he returned to New York, where by 1800 he settled down and devoted himself to the art of engraving. Anderson is considered the father of wood engraving in America.
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