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Edwin Percy Whipple

Edwin Percy Whipple

Male 1819 - 1886  (67 years)

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  • Name Edwin Percy Whipple 
    Born 8 Mar 1819  Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jun 1886  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I47294  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2012 

    Father Matthew Whipple,   b. Bef 18 Jul 1783, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1820, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Mother Lydia Gardiner,   b. Abt 1786, Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 19 Jul 1807 (intention)  Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Billings Hastings,   b. 28 Feb 1821, Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1907, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 21 Jun 1847  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Edwin Augustus Whipple,   b. 24 Mar 1849,   d. 3 Jan 1909  (Age 59 years)
     2. Charlotte Hastings Whipple,   b. 2 Dec 1854,   d. 28 Nov 1858, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F22027  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Mar 1819 - Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jun 1847 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 1886 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Gravestone of Edwin Percy Whipple, Charlotte B. (Hastings) Whipple, Edwin A. Whipple, Charlotte H. Whipple, Cyrus Hastings, Eliza (Bullard) Hastings, and Others
    Gravestone of Edwin Percy Whipple, Charlotte B. (Hastings) Whipple, Edwin A. Whipple, Charlotte H. Whipple, Cyrus Hastings, Eliza (Bullard) Hastings, and Others

  • 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

      !SOURCE: "Some of the Descendants of Matthew Whipple of Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts," email from Greg Bishop (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 18 May 2018.


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