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Richard Grant White
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Birth: May 23, 1822
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1885
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Author, editor and critic. Born to a somewhat wealthy old New England family in New York City, he graduated from New York University in 1839, studied medicine and law, and was subsequently admitted to the bar in 1845. Expecting a comfortable life and a sizable inheritance, White's hopes were dashed when his father's business was ruined by the advent of steam-powered shipping. Thus, he began a long career with the New York Custom House, which provided him with a steady income, but was in the fields of music and literature that White excelled. He became a much-published critic, collected musical instruments and formed a string quartet (named for him) that long outlasted him. Amongst a huge body of written work on a variety of subjects (with publications numbering in the hundreds), White edited and published two editions of Shakespeare's works and is today considered to be one of America's foremost critics and scholars of the great playwright's work. Other works of note by White include National Hymns (1861), Words and their Uses (1870) and The Fate of Mansfield Humphreys (1884). Richard Grant White and his wife Alexina Black Mease were the parents of noted Gilded Age architect Stanford White (1853 to 1906). 
 
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 Spouse:
  Alexina Black Mease White (1830 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Stanford White (1853 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rosedale Cemetery
Orange
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: O.C. Lot 590
 
Created by: Erik Goldstein
Record added: Dec 29, 2009
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Richard Grant White
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Richard Grant White
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