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October 22

Newell Convers Wyeth

1881 – The celebrated illustrator Newell Convers Wyeth was born. His work appeared in dozens of books, including Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island and in magazines such as Saturday Evening Post, Harpers, Scribner’s, Colliers, and The Ladies’ Home Journal. Wyeth’s historical and allegorical murals are in the Boston Public Library and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Wyeth and his wife were members of First Unitarian Society of Wilmington, Delaware. Read more about N.C. Wyeth.

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