Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928

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Graduate of Amherst College, Class of 1871. Born 1851. Reporter, editor and journalist with the New York World (1871-1879), The Nation (1879-1881), Philadelphia Press (1881-1888), and Charles Scribner's Sons (1888-1926). Died 1928.

From the description of Brownell papers, 1867-1936, bulk 1870-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 48612281

Journalist.

From the description of Thomas Carlyle [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647874741

American critic and editor.

From the description of French Art. I. Classic Painting : [New York] : autograph manuscript unsigned, [ca. 1892]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270630005

William Crary Brownell was born to Isaac and Lucia Brown Brownell on August 30, 1851 in New York City. He prepared for college at Charles Institute, Newport, Rhode Island and was graduated from Amherst College in 1871. After graduation he joined the staff of the New York World, 1871-1879, first as a reporter and then as city editor. After that, he worked for The Nation in New York City from 1879 to 1881.

Brownell traveled to Europe in 1881 and spent most of his time there in Paris. Returning to America in 1884, he worked for the Philadelphia Press until 1888, and for Charles Scribner's Sons between 1888 and 1926.

In January of 1878, Brownell married Virginia S. Swinburne, who died in 1911. He married his second wife, Gertrude Hall, in 1921. Brownell died on July 23, 1928 in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

From the guide to the Brownell Papers, 1867-1936, 1870-1927, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928. French Art. I. Classic Painting : [New York] : autograph manuscript unsigned, [ca. 1892]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Brownell, William Gary. Hawthorne : ms., [undated]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928. The French provincial spirit [manuscript], 1889? University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Jay Chapman papers, 1841-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Hercules Warren Fay letters from various persons, 1862-1898. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928. Lowell : manuscript, [ca. 1909] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1869-1942. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928. Thomas Carlyle [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1920. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928. Letter to Dr. J. H. Weeks. New York, NY. 1913 Mar. 24. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Wendell family papers, ca. 1620-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. Edith Wharton collection, 1868-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Hale, Swinburne, 1884?-1937. Swinburne Hale papers, 1901-1924. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Marvin, Samuel W. Autograph collection, 1815-1917. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Martin, Homer Dodge, 1836-1897. Homer Dodge Martin and Elizabeth G. Martin letters to William Crary Brownell, 1874-1901. Princeton University Library
creatorOf W.C. Brownell letter to Mr. Bangs, 1900 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Edith Wharton collection, 1868-1981 (inclusive) Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Eastman mss., 1892-1968 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Adams, Henry, 1838-1918. Papers relating to the publication of the History of the United States of America [manuscript] 1838-1918. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928. Letter to Edmund C. Stedman. New York, NY. 1880 Apr. 20. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dorr, Julia C. R. (Julia Caroline Ripley), 1825-1913. [Julia Dorr papers], 1839-1924. Middlebury College
referencedIn Swinburne Hale papers, 1901-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Brownell Papers, 1867-1936, 1870-1927 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brownell, W. C. (William Crary), 1851-1928. Brownell papers, 1867-1936, bulk 1870-1927. Amherst College Library
referencedIn William James correspondence, 1856-1910. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Willcox, Louise Collier, 1865-1919. Papers of Louise Collier Willcox, 1870-1933. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Adams, Henry, 1838-1918. person
correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Amherst College. Class of 1871. Brownell. corporateBody
correspondedWith Barrows family. family
associatedWith Brownell, Gertrude Hall, 1863-1961 person
associatedWith Brownell, Virginia S. person
associatedWith Brownell, Virginia S. person
associatedWith Carlyle, Thomas, 1795-1881. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Charles Scribner's Sons. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Dorr, Julia C. R. (Julia Caroline Ripley), 1825-1913. person
associatedWith Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 person
correspondedWith Fay, Hercules Warren, 1841-1899 person
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
correspondedWith Grant, Robert, 1852-1940 person
associatedWith Hale, Swinburne, 1884?-1937. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. person
correspondedWith James, William, 1842-1910 person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891. person
associatedWith Martin, Homer Dodge, 1836-1897. person
associatedWith Marvin, Samuel W. person
correspondedWith Norton family, recipient. family
associatedWith Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954 person
associatedWith Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908 person
associatedWith Weeks, John H., person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
associatedWith Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937. person
associatedWith Willcox, Louise Collier, 1865-1919. person
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Journalism--United States
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Birth 1851-08-30

Death 1928-07-22

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