Brent, Duncan

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Joseph Duncan Kenner Brent was born(ca. 1907-1981) and reared in Baltimore. He was a graduate of the Gilman School and the University of Virginia. His grandfather was Joseph Lancaster Brent, who came to southern California before the Civil War and after whom Brentwood (in Los Angeles is named.

In the 1960s, Powell helped Duncan publish his manuscript, "Of the Seer and the Vision", in a limited edition of 100 copies. In the latter 1970s, the Brents moved to Montecito, California (by Santa Barbara). Duncan served as a member of the executive board of the Santa Barbara Mission Archives and as a fellow of the Huntington Library in San Marino.

From the description of The Duncan and Fredrika Brent Collection, [ca. 1669-1983], (bulk dates 1958-1983). (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 50735669

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referencedIn Duncan and Fredrika Brent Collection, ca. 1669-1983, 1958-1983 University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
creatorOf Brent, Duncan. The Duncan and Fredrika Brent Collection, [ca. 1669-1983], (bulk dates 1958-1983). University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
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associatedWith Billington, Ray Allen, 1903-1981. person
associatedWith Brent, Fredrika Chase (Freddie) person
associatedWith Powell, Lawrence Clark, 1906-2001. person
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Authors, American--20th century


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