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Edmonds, Walter D.

Robert L. Gale

in American National Biography Online


Published online September 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/anb/9780198606697.article.1603378

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Edmonds, Walter D. (15 July 1903–24 January 1998), author, was born Walter Dumaux Edmonds near Boonville, New York, at “Northlands,” the family's farmhouse and summer retreat near the Black River. His father, Walter D. Edmonds, Sr., was a patent lawyer with an office in New York City, where the family regularly wintered. His mother, Sarah May Edmonds, was a descendant of seventeenth-century New England Mays. Edmonds attended the Cutler Day School in New York City (1914–1916); St. Paul's Academy in Concord, New Hampshire (1916–1919), which he disliked; and Choate School in Wallingford, Connecticut (1919–1921), which he delighted in. Proofs of his early interest in writing are, first, his tackling a short story when he was twelve and, second, his election to membership on the board of the ...

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