Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958Alternative names
Chicago author and social activist.
During the century's first decade while teaching at Hull House and being active in The Little Room, Wyatt produced her best fiction, including poetry, short stories and her first novel. She also began to produce non-fiction work, much published in McClure's magazine, that reflected her commitment to social causes -- working-class women, child labor, stockyard animal abuses, and other societal problems she observed in Chicago. A friend of William Dean Howells, who admired her work, Wyatt was acquainted with many outstanding writers and reformers of her day. She was one of the founders of Poetry magazine, and was briefly an editor at McClure's.
From the description of Edith Wyatt papers, 1894-1968 (bulk 1894-1955). (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 45849683
Edith Franklin Wyatt, born in Tomah, Wisconsin on September 14, 1873, attended Bryn Mawr College from 1891 to 1893, and then spent most of her life writing and living in Chicago. Among her published works are: Every One His Own Way (1901); True Love (1903); Making Both Ends Meets (1911); Great Companions (1917); The Invisible Gods (1923); and The Satyr's Children (1939).
Las Casas. Adventures in a New World, an historical novel based on the life of Bartolome de Las Casas, was completed ca. 1953, but was never published.
From the guide to the Wyatt, Edith. Papers, 1953, (Special Collections Research Center University of Chicago Library 1100 East 57th Street Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.)
|creatorOf||Wyatt, Edith. Papers, 1953||Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,|
|creatorOf||Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958. Las Casas : adventures in a new world : manuscript, 1953.||University of Chicago Library|
|referencedIn||Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive).||Houghton Library|
|referencedIn||John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967.||Houghton Library|
|creatorOf||Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958. Edith Wyatt papers, 1894-1968 (bulk 1894-1955).||Newberry Library|
|creatorOf||OAC Review Index. When will my ship come in? / Edith Wyatt, OAC Review, v.26, no.3, Dec.1913, p.146.||University of Guelph|
|creatorOf||Iris, Scharmel, 1889-1967. Scharmel Iris papers, 1911-1964.||Newberry Library|
|creatorOf||Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1925-1936.||University of Pennsylvania Library|
|creatorOf||Durkee, Cara Dana. Papers, 1855-1934 (bulk 1913-1934)||Newberry Library|
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|Women novelists, American|
|Women social reformers|
|Women poets, American|