Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1886-02-02
Death 1950-05-04
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American poet, novelist, and editor.

From the description of Letter to a dealer [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647806176

Editor of The Chimaera.

From the description of ALS, [1915]-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122500150

This may not really be Benét's writing. Although the verse appears to be signed by him the writer's intent may have been simply to ascribe the verse to him. Also, it is on letterhead engraved "MM."

From the description of Dedication verse, ca. 1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122546622

William Rose Benét was born on February 2, 1886 in Fort Hamilton, N.Y. and died May 4, 1950. He was educated at Albany Academy and Yale University, Benét was a poet, editor, critic, anthologist, translator, children's storyteller, and a writer of textbooks. He wrote, edited, or collaborated on 36 books and was best known for his column "The Phoenix Nest" in the Saturday Review of Literature (1924-1950).

From the description of William Rose Benet́ Collection, 1845-1959 (St. Lawrence University). WorldCat record id: 39908444

Author, poet, and editor.

From the description of William Rose Benét literary manuscript, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132390

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Subjects:

  • Poetry--Collections
  • Presidents--Election--1948
  • Poetry
  • Book jackets--Specimens
  • Autographs--Collectors and collecting
  • Bookplates--Collectors and collecting
  • Authors and publishers
  • American literature--20th century
  • Poetry--Publishing

Occupations:

  • Editors
  • Poets
  • Authors

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Found in bottom of Barrett Minor Authors tray 1969 September (as recorded)