Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940

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John Wheelwright was a New England poet. Born in Boston to an old and aristocratic family, he studied architecture at Harvard University and later the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but never finished a degree. After expulsion from Harvard, he became a member of the lost generation, and embraced socialism. He published three books of verse, each complex and cautiously admired by his peers, each owing much to his Boston Brahmin heritage. He was struck and killed by a drunk driver before his literary reputation could be secured. He remains a unique and largely undiscovered voice from the Jazz Age.

From the description of John Wheelwright letter to Mr. Sanders, circa 1930s. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 76756356

Poet, student of architecture, and Socialist Party worker, of Boston.

From the description of Papers 1920-1940. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122491315

American poet.

From the description of Papers of John Wheelwright, 1924-1944. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136380

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referencedIn Benét, William Rose, 1886-1950. Papers of William Rose Benet [manuscript], 1945-1949. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Papers, 1920-1940, Part II (Bullock-Levine). Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Wendell family papers, 1620-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
referencedIn Papers of the magazine Transition, 1933-1941. Houghton Library
referencedIn Roskolenko, Harry. Harry Roskolenko collection, 1933-1952. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Scott, Winfield Townley, 1910-1968. Papers, 1921-1966. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Papers of John Wheelwright, 1924-1944. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Blake, Howard. John Brooks Wheelwright : anniversary eulogy, 1950, Sept. 16, Boston. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Mitchell, Stewart, 1892-1957. Papers, 1839-1957. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1922-1940. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Letters to Polly Thayer, [ca. 1929]. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Manuscripts and proofs of New Directions books, 1937-1997. Houghton Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. John Wheelwright letter to Mr. Sanders, circa 1930s. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Moore, Merrill, 1903-1957. Letters of Merrill Moore [manuscript], 1938-1948. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Letters, 1929-1932, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Muriel Rukeyser collection of papers, 1920-1976, 1931-1976 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Adamic, Louis, 1899-1951,. Letters to Alfred Kreymborg [manuscript], 1921-1956. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wheelwright family. Wheelwright family papers, 1779-1975; bulk: 1816-1951. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Joan Ludman papers relating to Fairfield Porter, circa 1910-2003, bulk 1976-2001 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Warren, Austin, 1899-1986. Papers, 1922-1986. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962. Additional papers, 1870-1969. Houghton Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Papers 1920-1940. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. 10 ALS, 5 TLS, 1932 Aug. 18 - 1941 Jan. 5, 415 Beacon st., Boston, Mass. and 28 Huburn st., Cambridge, Mass., to Muriel Rukeyser. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. Papers, 1897-1930 Houghton Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Sailors and a soldier : typescript, [193-?] Houghton Library
creatorOf Scott, Winfield Townley, 1910-1968,. Smoke : scrapbook, Providence, Rhode Island, 1931-1934. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, fl. 1864. In the District Court of the United States in for the Northern District of California, John Wheelwright et. al., libellants [sic] vs. bark "Thomas Fletcher" : D, 1864. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Yaddo records, 1870-1980 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Roskolenko, Harry. Harry Roskolenko collection, 1933-1952. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963. Correspondence, 1919-1952. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Harry Roskolenko collection, 1933-1952 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Munson, Gorham Bert, 1896-1969. Letters, 1922-1923, to S.Foster Damon. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
creatorOf Wheelwright, John, 1897-1940. Papers, 1920-1940, Part III (Lowell-Z). Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Howe, Helen Huntington, 1905-. Wheels : biographical sketch of John Brooks Wheelwright, 1966. Brown University Archives, John Hay Library
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library
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associatedWith Wheelwright, Elizabeth Boott (Brooks) person
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associatedWith Young Peoples Socialist League of America. corporateBody
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Religion and politics
Religion and literature
Poets, American--20th century
Authors, American--Political and social views
Cultural criticism
Pacifism
Authors, American--Political activity
Authors and publishers--United States
Publishers and Publishing
Trotskyites
Literature and Communism
Depressions--1929
Cities and towns--Planning
Book jackets
Architecture, American
Authors and publishers
Authors, American--20th century
Socialism in literature
Authors, American
Literature and society
Politics in literature
Authors and publishers--History--20th century
Socialism
Latin American literature--Appreciation
Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
World War, 1914-1918--Poetry
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Birth 1897-09-09

Death 1940-09-13

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