Viewing Edward G. Parker, "Reminiscences of Rufus Choate" (1860).
In 1860, Edward Griffin Parker (1825-1868) published a collection of reminiscences of Rufus Choate, the famous Boston lawyer, orator and congressman. Unlike many such collections of this period, Parker's was not loaded with excerpts from letters. Instead it has many engaging anecdotes of the man. For instance, this from a former clerk: