Gamwell, Phillips


Gamwell, Phillips
   (1898–1916).
   Son of Annie E.Phillips Gamwell and Edward F.Gamwell. He was the only other member of HPL’s generation in descent from Whipple V.Phillips and his wife Robie A.Place Phillips. He lived most of his short life with parents in Cambridge, Mass. He began corresponding with HPL around 1910. HPL donated his boyhood stamp collection to him. HPL later attributed his fondness for letter-writing to the extensive correspondence he had with Gamwell from 1912 to 1916 (see SL3.370). In October 1916 Gamwell and his mother traveled to Roswell, Col., where Phillips’s paternal grandmother Victoria Clarissa Maxwell had relatives, in an attempt to regain his failing health. He died there on December 31, 1916, of tuberculosis. HPL wrote a poetic tribute, “An Elegy on Phillips Gamwell, Esq.” (Providence Evening News,January 5, 1917).

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  • Gamwell, Edward F[rancis] —    (1869–1936).    Married HPL’s aunt Annie Emeline Phillips on June 3, 1897. He received the A.B. from Brown University in 1894. Gamwell was city editor of the Cambridge (Mass.) Chronicle(1896–1901), editor and proprietor of the Cambridge… …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

  • Phillips, Whipple Van Buren —    (1833–1904)    HPL’s maternal grandfather; son of Capt. Jeremiah Phillips (1800–1848) and Robie Rathbun (1797– 1848). He was educated in Foster, R.I., and the East Greenwich Academy. He spent 1852–53 in Delavan, Ill. (a temperance town), on… …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

  • Phillips, James Wheaton —    (1830–1901)    HPL’s grand uncle; elder brother of Whipple V.Phillips. He married Jane Ann Place on November 6, 1853. He owned a farm on Johnson Road in Foster, R.I., where HPL and his mother stayed for two weeks in 1896 and again in 1908. HPL …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia

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  • Letters, Lovecraft’s —    Shortly after his death, HPL’s longtime friend Maurice W. Moe wrote: “If there is ever a survey to determine the greatest letter writer in history, the claims of Lovecraft deserve close investigation” (“Howard Phillips Lovecraft: The Sage of… …   An H.P.Lovecraft encyclopedia


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