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Appletons' cyclopaedia of American biography, Volume 5, By James Grant Wilson, John Fiske, page 231

Albert Rhodes, author, b: in Pittsburg, Pa., 1 Feb., 1840. He was educated mainly at the academy of Elder's Ridge in the village of that name in Indiana county, Pa. He has spent most of his time abroad. He was U. S. consul at Jerusalem during the administration of President Johnson, consul at Rotterdam and charge d'affaires at the Hague under President Grant, and consul at Rouen, France, and at Elberfeld, Germany, from 1877 till 1885. He has been a frequent contributor to American, French, and British periodicals, largely on the characteristics of life and people on the European continent. Since 1885 he has lived in Paris. His books are " Jerusalem as it Is " (London, 1867) ; " The French at Home " (New York. 1875) ; and " Monsieur at Home " (London, 1886).