Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (writer)

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Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (also Anthony, DeWolf and Jr; Bristol, Rhode Island 1864 – December 6, 1960 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) was an American editor and author. He lived in Boston, Massachusetts and had a summer home in Cotuit.[1]


He was the son of Bishop Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe.[2] In 1886, he graduated from Lehigh University and in 1887 from Harvard (A.M., 1888), where his son later taught law.

He served as associate editor of the Youth's Companion from 1888 to 1893. In 1899 he married Fanny Huntington Quincy (1870–1933),[3] also an essayist and author, who was a sister to Josiah Quincy (1859–1919) and the daughter of Helen Fanny Huntington (1831–1903) & Josiah Phillips Quincy, poet, writer, and publicist. The couple had two sons and one daughter: Quincy Howe (1900-1977), news analyst and author, Helen Huntington Howe (1905-1975), monologuist and novelist who married Reginald Allen, and Mark De Wolfe Howe (1906-1967), Harvard law professor, historian, biographer, civil rights leader.[4]

Howe returned to the editor role at Youth's Companion from 1899 to 1913, and also served as assistant editor of the Atlantic Monthly in 1893-1895, and as editor of the Harvard Alumni Bulletin until 1913. He was also Vice President of the Atlantic Monthly company from 1911 to 1929. As an author he won the 1925 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Barrett Wendell and His Letters. He was the editor of Harvard Volunteers in Europe in 1916. He received an honorary Litt. D. from Lehigh in 1916.[5]

Published works[edit]

Besides editing The Memory of Lincoln (1889), Home Letters of General Sherman (1909), The Beacon Biographies (31 volumes, 1899–1910), and Lines of Battle and Other Poems by Henry Howard Brownell (1912), he published the following:

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Obituaries - American Antiquarian Society Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Helen Howe, The Gentle Americans (New York: Harper & Row, 1965), 71.
  4. ^ Massachusetts Historical Society: Quincy, Wendell, Holmes, and Upham Family Papers, 1633-1910
  5. ^ Chi Phi Centennial Memorial Volume
  • Encyclopedia Americana (Volume 14: 1969) page 457.
  • Wikisource-logo.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainGilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.

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