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Howard Sturgis (January 30, 1855 – February 7, 1920)

Howard Overing Sturgis was an English-language novelist who wrote about same-sex love. Of American parentage, he lived and worked in Britain.
Born: January 30, 1855, London, United Kingdom
Died: February 7, 1920, Windsor, United Kingdom
Education: Eton College
University of Cambridge

Howard Overing Sturgis was an English writer. He attended Eton and Cambridge and was friends with Henry James (brother of Alice James) and Edith Wharton. After the death of his overwhelming mother in 1888, Sturgis settled with his life companion William Haynes-Smith (a distant relative, a companion who though many years younger, lived with him until Sturgis's death in 1920) in a newish house called Queen’s Acre, snugly cinched on the edge of the huge expanses of Windsor Great Park. Queen’s Acre‘s wide verandah seemed to some a reminder of the ‘piazza’ of a comfortable New England home, but it was really the commodious adaptation of Old England that was the point. All his friends referred to the house as Qu’Acre. His first two novels were successful as far as sales were concerned; his third, Belchamber, failed to gain the same plaudits, however, although Edith Wharton praised it. Sturgis went on to publish a short story and a memorial on his friend Anne Thackeray before his death in 1920.
Together from (before) 1888 to 1920: 32 years.
Howard Overing Sturgis (January 30, 1855 – February 7, 1920)
William Haynes-Smith (born in 1871)



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