Bettersworth, Alexander Pitts

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(1830-1903) US author whose anonymous The Strange Ms by _______ MD (1883) presents a manuscript, seemingly composed in 1881, which predicts a world-wide Disaster in a very Near Future 1884, when a Comet strikes the earth, creating vast fire storms, shifting the world's axis, melting the polar ice, eliminating almost all humans. A few survivors trek north to Canada, where they hope to mate and start civilization off again. [JC]

Alexander Pitts Bettersworth

born 1830

died Illinois?: 1903

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