Glenn, Isa, 1874-1951

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Isa Glenn (1888?-1951) is the author of several novels, including Heat (1926), Little Pitchers (1927), Southern Charm (1928), Transport (1929), A Short History of Julia (1930), East of Eden (1932), Mr. Darlington's Dangerous Age (1933), and The Little Candle's Beam (1935).

Bayard Schindel (b. 1908) was the son of Isa Glenn and S. J. Bayard Schindel, and is the author of The Golden Pilgrimage (1929).

From the description of Isa Glenn and Bayard Schindel papers, 1898-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702195643

Isa Glenn was born in Atlanta, Georgia, where her father, John Thomas Glenn, was mayor for a time. She was a cousin of James McNeill Whistler, and briefly studied art with him in Paris in the late 1890s. In 1903, she married Colonel S. J. Bayard Schindel, and traveled with him to the Philippine Islands, South America, and the South Seas. They had a son, John Bayard Schindel, who was born in 1908.

Upon her husband's death in 1921, Glenn embarked on her literary career. She is the author of several novels, including Heat (1926), Little Pitchers (1927), Southern Charm (1928), Transport (1929), A Short History of Julia (1930), East of Eden (1932), Mr. Darlington's Dangerous Age (1933), and The Little Candle's Beam (1935). Glenn moved in the literary circles of New York during the 1920s and 1930s, and associated with Carl Van Vechten, Ellen Glasgow, Joseph Hergesheimer, Isabel Paterson, Frances Patterson, and Emily Clark. An interest in the teachings of G. I. Gurdjieff led her to befriend A. R. Orage.

Glenn died in 1951, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetary with her husband.

Bayard Schindel was the son of Isa Glenn and S. J. Bayard Schindel. He studied for a time at Gurdjieff's Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man in France, and is the author of The Golden Pilgrimage (1929). He served as a second lieutenant in the Army during the Second World War.

From the guide to the Isa Glenn and Bayard Schindel papers, 1898-1936, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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associatedWith Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Glasgow, Ellen Anderson Gholson, 1873-1945. person
associatedWith Hergesheimer, Joseph, 1880-1954. person
associatedWith Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938. person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Orage, A. R. (Alfred Richard), 1873-1934. person
associatedWith Paterson, Isabel. person
associatedWith Paterson, Isabel. person
associatedWith Patterson, Frances Taylor. person
associatedWith Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948. person
associatedWith Schindel, Bayard, 1908- person
associatedWith Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950. person
associatedWith Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903. person
associatedWith Williams, Blanche Colton, 1879-1944. person
associatedWith Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. person
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Birth 1874

Death 1951

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