Fitz-James O'Brien, 1828?–1862, Irish-American author and journalist, b. Ireland. He settled in New York in 1852. He is remembered for two of his short stories, "The Diamond Lens" and "The Wondersmith," and a play, A Gentleman from Ireland (1854). He served in the Civil War and died from his wounds. His Collected Stories was published in 1925.
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