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       Donald Grant Mitchell


       Ik Marvel
       J.K. Marvel

The American essayist Donald Grant Mitchell (1822–1908) had adopted the name J.K. Marvel for his contributions to the ‘Morning Courier and New York Enquirer’ in 1846. A typo gave him his permanent pen name of Ik Marvel.
       One of his books, ‘Dream Life, a Fable of the Seasons’, was dedicated to Washington Irving.

See also Washington Irving.

Room, A. (1981), ‘How to Make a Name?’, Naming Names, p.40

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