About Charles Dawson ShanlyCharles Dawson Shanly was a journalist born in Dublin, Ireland in 9 March 1811 and died in Arlington, Florida, on 15 August, 1875. He emigrated to New York City from Ireland via Canada and was working as the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Public Works in 1857. His writings consisted of essays and descriptive articles, poems and ballads some of which were imaginative and pathetic while others were satirical or humorous. They were contributed to the "New York Leader", "Weekly Review", "Albion", and " Atlantic Monthly", and other literary papers while on the daily journals he was a regular writer on social events and passing trifles. He was an expert draughtsman of comic sketches and passionately fond of painting.