Beston, Henry, 1888-1968Alternative names
Henry Beston was an American writer best known for his book of reflections on man and nature, The Outermost house.
From the description of Henry Beston's fairy tales : manuscripts, 1922-1952. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79715861
Henry Beston was an American writer best known for his book of reflections on man and nature, The outermost house.
From the guide to the Henry Beston's fairy tales, 1922-1952., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)
Henry Beston (born June 1, 1888 in Boston; died April 15, 1968 in Nobleboro, Maine) was an American writer and naturalist, best known as the author of The Outermost House, written in 1925. Henry Beston Sheahan grew up in Quincy, Massachusetts with his parents, Dr. Joseph Sheahan and Marie Louise (Maurice) Beston Sheahan, and brother George. Beston attended Adams Academy in Quincy before earning his B.A. (1909) and M.A. (1911) from Harvard College. After leaving Harvard, Beston took up teaching at University of Lyon. In 1914 he returned to Harvard as an English department assistant. Beston joined the French army in 1915 and served as an ambulance driver. His service in le Bois le Pretre and at the Battle of Verdun was described in his first book, A Volunteer Poilu . In 1918, Beston became a press representative for the U.S. Navy. Highlights from this period include being the only American correspondent to travel with the British Grand Fleet and to be aboard an American destroyer during combat engagement and sinking. His second book of journalistic work, Full Speed Ahead, described these experiences.
Biographical Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Beston,2008
From the guide to the Henry Beston Papers, 1966-1970, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])
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