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Drake, Samuel Gardiner, merchant, author, was born Oct. 11, 1798, in Pittsfield, N.H. He was a Boston bookseller of antiquarian tastes; and edited several historical works. He was the author of Memoir of Cotton Mather: Entertaining History of King Philip's War; Book of the Indians; Old Indian Chronicle; Account of the Family of Drake; Memoir of Walter Raleigh; History and Antiquities of Boston; Indian Biography; Indian Captivities; Annals of Witchcraft in the United States; and History of the French and Indian War. He died in 1875 in Boston. Mass.