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Robert Charles Sands

Robert Charles Sands (May 11, 1799 Flatbush, Kings County, New York – December 17, 1832 Hoboken, Hudson County, New Jersey) was an American writer and poet.

He was the son of Auditor-General Comfort Sands. He was a scholar and a writer of many literary types, but without much originality. His best work is considered to be in his short stories. His most well-known poem is Yamoyden which is an Indian story written in collaboration with a friend. He is considered part of the "Knickerbocker group", a group which also included Washington Irving, William Cullen Bryant, James Kirke Paulding, Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Joseph Rodman Drake, Lydia M. Child, and Nathaniel Parker Willis.[1]


  1. ^ Nelson, Randy F. The Almanac of American Letters. Los Altos, California: William Kaufmann, Inc., 1981: 30. ISBN 0-86576-008-X

External linksEdit

  • George and Evert Duyckinck: Robert Charles Sands, in: Cyclopedia of American Literature (1856), 2:371-373.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainCousin, John William (1910). A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature. London: J. M. Dent & Sons – via Wikisource.