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Edwin Percy Whipple

Father: Matthew Whipple (____ - Sep 1820)
Mother: Lydia Gardiner (____ - ____)

Family 1: Charlotte B. Hastings (28 Feb 1821 - 17 Feb 1907)
  1.  Edwin A. Whipple (1849 - 1909)
  2.  Charlotte H. Whipple (1854 - 1858)

                                                                                             _Joseph Whipple _____+
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                                                                       _Joseph Whipple _____|_Sarah Hutchinson ___
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|--Edwin Percy Whipple 
|  (1819 - 1886)
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Notes

!SOURCE: Robert L. Gale, "Edwin Percy Whipple," in American National Biography (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), 23:160-162.

!SOURCE: Email from Blaine Whipple 10 Oct 2003. Gives complete marriage date (21 Jun 1847). Blaine writes:

Edwin Percy Whipple voraciously read literature and history in his youth and began writing for newspapers at age 14. His brilliant article written when he was 24 (1843) on Thomas B. Macaualy made him known to the literary world of Boston. Writer Robert L. Gale said only Edgar Allen Poe and James Russell Lowell surpassed Whipple as an informed, judicious, and comprehensive critic.

He was a member of Boston's Mercantile Library Assn. and the Attic Nights Club and presented his writings before both groups. He began writing essays of literary criticism, many of which were published anonymously in the Boston Times and have never been completely identified and listed. He was a popular lecturer on the lyceum circuit from Maine to Ohio from the early 1840s to the mid 1850s. The 12 Lowell Institute lecturers he gave in 1859 were published in the Atlantic Monthly (Feb. 1867-Dec.1868). He was an original member of the Saturday Club, the famous literary dinner club established in Boston in 1855, and authors sought invitations to the informal salon he and wife established in their home. He became the literary editor of the Boston Daily Globe in 1872.

Included among his volumes of scholarly essays were Literature and Life (1849), Literature of the Age of Elizabeth (1869), and American Literature and Other Papers (published posthumously in 1887). He was a regular contributor to the Atlantic Monthly from 1850 to 1881 and The North American Review 1850-1885. He also wrote for Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Scribner's Magazine, The American Whig Review, and The Living Age.

Many of his papers are at Harvard College, the U. of Illinois, the U. of Virginia, Yale University, and the Boston Public Library, the Buffalo, N.Y. and Erie County Public Libraries, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia.

!OCCUPATION: Author and lecturer in Boston. "Time has passed Whipple by, but in the mid-nineteenth century he was surpassed only by Poe and James Russell Lowell as an informed, judicious, and comprehensive critic." --R.L. Gale

!SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 23 Mar 2003. Cites Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts to the Year 1850: "WHIPPLE Edwin Perry, -, 1819. G.R.3, Birth Cambridge"

!SOURCE: Email from Hugh Hudson (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 26 Jul 2012. Adds death place, citing the Boston Public Library: http://www.bpl.org/general/trustees/whipple.htm

Gravestone of Edwin P., Charlotte B. (Hastings), Edwin A., and Charlotte H. Whipple

With Charlotte B.'s parents Cyrus and Eliza B. Hastings and relatives

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
(Photo submitted by Hugh Hudson, 23 Mar 2013)

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