Terhune, Albert Payson

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Terhune, Albert Payson

(1872–1942) writer; born in Newark, N.J. His mother was Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune ("Marion Harland") (1830–1922), a successful writer of books on household management such as Common Sense in the Household (1871). Albert and his family lived in Europe (1876–78), returned to Springfield, Mass. (1878–84), and settled in Brooklyn, N.Y. His father was a minister, and the family summered at Sunnybank, in Pompton Lakes, N.J., the setting of many books by Terhune. After study at Columbia University (B.A. 1893), he toured Europe and the Near East with his mother, then returned to New York City to work as a reporter for the Evening World (1894–1914). From 1912 on, he lived at Sunnybank. He wrote many magazine stories and is best known for his collie stories for young readers, such as Lad, A Dog (1919).