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Wister, Owen, 1860-1938

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1860 - 1938

Owen Wister was born on July 14, 1860 in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wister briefly attended schools in Switzerland and Britain, and later studied at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Wister began his literary work in 1882, publishing "The New Swiss Family Robinson," a parody of the 1812 novel "The Swiss Family Robinson." His most famous work was the 1902 novel "The Virginian." Wister died on July 21, 1938.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

"The Virginian" manuscript

MS-367
 Collection
Identifier: MS-367
Overview Owen Wister (1860-1938), writer. The collection contains the typescript of "The Virginian" as well as a letter to Harold G. Rugg and Merle De Vore Johnson and clipped signatures.