Brooks, Eleanor Stimson

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Eleanor Brooks was the mother of Charles Van Wyck Brooks, wife of Van Wyck Brooks.

From the description of Correspondence with Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1926-1946. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191732230

Eleanor Stimson had been a childhood friend to Van Wyck Brooks in Plainfield, New Jersey, where both grew up. In 1902 Eleanor left Plainfield to attend Wellesley College, from which she graduated in 1906. After her graduation she departed for Europe, where she lived for three years in France and Italy. On returning to the United States, she went to live in Berkeley, California. In 1911, after a long and troubled courtship as well as long periods of separation, Eleanor married Van Wyck, and the couple lived in Carmel, California while Van Wyck taught at Stanford University. The couple lived variously in England (1913-1915), New York (1915-1925) and then Westport, Connecticut (1925-1946). During this time Eleanor gave birth to two sons, Charles Van Wyck (b. 1912) and Oliver Kenyon (b. 1916), translated French literary and philosophical works, supported her husband through a prolonged depression (1926-1931) and oversaw the publishing of his Life of Emerson (published 1932). She died in August, 1946 after several periods of illness.

From the description of Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1903-1932. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191204729

Eleanor Stimson, daughter of painters John Ward Stimson and Eleanor Maxson Stimson, had been a childhood friend to Van Wyck Brooks in Plainfield, New Jersey, where both grew up. In 1902 Eleanor left Plainfield to attend Wellesley College, from which she graduated in 1906. After her graduation she departed for Europe, where she lived for three years in France and Italy with her mother and brother, Frank. On returning to the United States, she went to live in Berkeley, California. In 1911, after a long and troubled courtship as well as long periods of separation, Eleanor married Van Wyck Brooks, and the couple lived in Carmel, California while Van Wyck taught at Stanford University. The couple lived variously in England (1913-1915), New York (1915-1925) and then Westport, Connecticut (1925-1946). During this time Eleanor gave birth to two sons, Charles Van Wyck (b. 1912) and Oliver Kenyon (b. 1916), translated French literary and philosophical works, supported her husband through a prolonged depression (1926-1931) and oversaw the publishing of his Life of Emerson (published 1932). She died in early September, 1946 after several periods of illness.

From the description of Correspondence to Sallie Ames Brooks, 1912-1916. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191847768

From the description of Correspondence to Eleanor Maxson Stimson, 1914-1944. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 191847791

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referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Southland, O. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1933. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1921-1964. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Kaufman, Lilian. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, [Between 1925 and 1962]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Stone, Louis T. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1954. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Stimson, J. F. (John Francis), 1883-1958. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1937. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1920-1939. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Roberts, R. Ellis (Richard Ellis), 1879-1953. Correspondence : to Van Wyck Brooks, 1945-1946. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Antin, Mary, 1881-1949. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1931-1944. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Ruskin, John. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1907. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Brooks, Eleanor Stimson. Correspondence to Sallie Ames Brooks, 1912-1916. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Tuller, Méré. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1922. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Brooks, Eleanor Stimson. Correspondence with Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1926-1946. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Stuart, Henry Longan, 1875-1928. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [Between 1911 and 1939]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Stimson, Eleanor Maxson. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, [Between 1912-1945]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Jordan, Jessie Louise Knight. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1944. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Basso, Etolia S. (Etolia Simmons). Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1946. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Brooks, Charles Van Wyck. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1917-1961. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Zinsser, Hans, 1878-1940. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1914-1940. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1907. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Robert Grant papers, 1809-1940. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Brooks, Oliver Kenyon, 1916-. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1938. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Brooks, Eleanor Stimson. Correspondence to Eleanor Maxson Stimson, 1914-1944. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Brooks, Inez Helena Seibert, 1914-1988. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1937-1947. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Antin, Mary, 1881-1949. Correspondence to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1929. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Brooks, Eleanor Stimson. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1903-1932. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961. Correspondence : to Eleanor Stimson Brooks, 1929. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1925-1950. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Lee, Gerald Stanley, 1862-1944. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1916-1942. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Brooks, Eleanor Stimson. Letters, 1928-1946, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Stimson, Henry A. (Henry Albert), 1842-1936. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1931-1934. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1905-1963. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Pach, Walter, 1883-1958. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1920-1958. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950. Correspondence to Charles Van Wyck Brooks, 1930-1945. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Wescott, Ralph Wesley, b. 1883. Correspondence with Van Wyck Brooks, 1930-1970. University of Pennsylvania Library
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associatedWith Antin, Mary, 1881-1949. person
associatedWith Basso, Etolia S. (Etolia Simmons) person
associatedWith Brooks, Charles Van Wyck. person
associatedWith Brooks, Inez Helena Seibert, 1914-1988, person
associatedWith Brooks, Oliver Kenyon, 1916-. person
associatedWith Brooks, Peter, 1940-, person
associatedWith Brooks, Sallie Ames, person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
correspondedWith Grant, Robert, 1852-1940 person
associatedWith Jordan, Jessie Louise Knight. person
associatedWith Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961. person
associatedWith Kaufman, Lilian. person
associatedWith Lee, Gerald Stanley, 1862-1944. person
associatedWith Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990. person
associatedWith Pach, Walter, 1883-1958. person
associatedWith Roberts, R. Ellis (Richard Ellis), 1879-1953. person
associatedWith Ruskin, John. person
associatedWith Southland, O. person
associatedWith Spingarn, Joel Elias, 1875-1939. person
associatedWith Stimson, Eleanor Maxson. person
associatedWith Stimson, Henry A. (Henry Albert), 1842-1936. person
associatedWith Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950. person
associatedWith Stimson, J. F. (John Francis), 1883-1958. person
associatedWith Stone, Louis T. person
associatedWith Stuart, Henry Longan, 1875-1928. person
associatedWith Tuller, Méré. person
associatedWith Wescott, Ralph Wesley, b. 1883. person
associatedWith Wheelock, John Hall, 1886-1978. person
associatedWith Zinsser, Hans, 1878-1940. person
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