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By Edmund Wilson

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The first in a collection of 7 collections of his journals, this quantity of memoirs and extracts covers Edmund Wilson's youth in purple financial institution, New Jersey, his schooling on the Hill institution after which Princeton, after which the battle years, the place Wilson served as an ambulance driving force. The publication results in 1919, because the writer units off for brand new York and a profession in journal writing and enhancing.

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Be \Vas primarily a mi~ing engineer. " I lis activities in his own field-extremely varied-had taken him all over the United States and Europe. It was quite usual for the, professional men of his time to have cultural interes1:a1 apart from their professions, but Dr. Raymond was well~ read and well-informed to an altogether astonishing de-~ grcc. Not only did he write much on mining and transJ late foreign works on this subject, but he published alsJ children's stories, poems, a novel and a life of Peter: Cooper.

He was called "Doggie" Brown at the Seminary, primarily because he taught Dogmatics but also, I imagine, from his having the appearance of a large and good-natured dog. A man who had once been a student there told me that Dr. Brown was conspicuous among the professors for arriving every day in a limousine. Dr. Brown had an excellent library and the kind of literary taste-discriminating but up-to-date-that I understood. I was surprised that he should speak with contempt of the poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich, who had become so much an accepted figure of the literary magazine world that I assumed he would be respected by all the older people.

My grandfather, Thaddeus Wils~n, had a lo~g incumbency as minister of the Presbytenan Church m Shrewsbury, Ne\v Jersey. : had graduated from the Princeton Theological Seminary, \\"here his brother had previously studied. But Andrew \Vilson did not last at the Seminary. Like the father of William and Henry James, he was re,·oltcd by its fundamentalist doctrine and very soon gave it up. I do not know how my grandfather got through. I Ic was certainly not a severe Calvinist. My father once spoke of his tolerance, his unwillingness to blame anyone harshly.

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