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Fuller, Henry Blake

John Pilkington

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1600599

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Fuller, Henry Blake (09 January 1857–28 July 1929), writer, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of George Wood Fuller, a railroad executive and banker, and Mary Josephine Sanford. The family were numbered among the “old settlers” of Chicago and were substantial citizens of the city. Educated in the public schools of Chicago and the Allison Classical Academy, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Fuller early showed no desire for a business career. Instead he was interested in the arts, especially literature and architecture. In 1879 he made the first of many pilgrimages to Europe. Out of his Italian journeys came his first books, ...

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