Marks, Robert W., 1907-1993

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Writer and mathematician, born in Charleston, South Carolina. After studying at Porter Military Academy, College of Charleston, and Yale University, Robert Walter Marks (1907-1993) moved to New York City and began his career as a freelance writer. Marks became Esquire's automotive and airplane writer, but soon began to cover a wide array of fields and topics, often contributing several articles in single issues under different pen names. He wrote a series of articles on early 20th centurey photographers for Coronet, and his articles were published in numerous other magazines under pen names such as mark Ashley, Tradd Cooper, John Charleston, and Tycho Brache. He wrote books on mathematics using the pen name Bradford Smith. After his magazine writing career Marks began editing, publishing, teaching (professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York), and writing novels. He wrote scientific, mathematical, and technical works, and published numerous erotic novels under the name of John Colleton. In the 1970s Marks moved back to Charleston (S.C.).

From the description of Robert Walter Marks papers, 1890-1979. (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 31740925

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referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Arthur, Julietta K. Stone Typographical Collection : 1935-1951, bulk 1947. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Marks, Robert W. Robert Walter Marks papers, 1890-1979. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Alterman, Elza Meyers,. Oral history interview with Arthur V. Williams and Elza Meyers Alterman, 1997. College of Charleston, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library
creatorOf Bragg, Laura M. (Laura Mary), 1881-1978. Laura M. Bragg papers, ca. 1890-1977. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
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associatedWith Benedict, Ruth, 1887-1948. person
associatedWith Bragg, Laura M. (Laura Mary), 1881-1978. person
associatedWith Calder, Alexander, 1898-1976. person
associatedWith Esquire, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983. person
associatedWith Gingrich, Arnold. person
associatedWith Luce, Clare Boothe, 1903-1987. person
associatedWith New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Salinger, Pierre. person
associatedWith Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946. person
associatedWith Tobias, Thomas J. person
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South Carolina
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American literature--20th century


Birth 1907

Death 1993





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