Edward Noyes Westcott


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(1846–98), after a successful career as a banker in Syracuse, N.Y., wrote the posthumously published David Harum, A Story of American Life (1898), a popular novel built around the character of a shrewd, humorous country banker in upstate New York. A short story was posthumously published with his letters in The Teller (1901).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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