Edgar Saltus
Name: Edgar Saltus
Occupation: Poet
Gender: Male
Birth Day: October 8, 1855
Death Date: Jul 31, 1921 (age 65)
Age: Aged 65
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Edgar Saltus

Edgar Saltus was born on October 8, 1855 in United States (65 years old). Edgar Saltus is a Poet, zodiac sign: Libra. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


His final resting place is the famous Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York.

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As per our current Database, Edgar Saltus died on Jul 31, 1921 (age 65).


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He graduated from Columbia University in 1880 with a law degree. Four years later, he published a biography of Balzac.


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Edgar Saltus was born in New York City on October 8, 1855 to Francis Henry Saltus and his second wife, Eliza Evertson, both of Dutch descent. He attended St. Paul's in Concord, New Hampshire. After two semesters at Yale University, Saltus entered Columbia Law School in 1878, graduating with a law degree in 1880.


Saltus was married three times: Helen Sturgis Read in 1883 (divorced, 1891), Elsie Welch Smith in 1895 (separated, 1901; died, 1911) and author Marie Flores Giles in 1911. Saltus had a three-year love affair in the 1890s with heiress Aimée Crocker, confirmed in her memoir And I'd Do It Again (1936).


Saltus and his first wife appeared in the 1887 first edition of the New York, Social Register.


After a conversion experience, the once anti-theist and pessimist credited Ralph Waldo Emerson with having transformed his views. In an 1896 Collier's column, he wrote, "I began to see, and what to me was even more marvelous, I began to think." In time, he became a member of the Theosophical Society, an organization that studied, synthesized and experimented with the more esoteric concepts and practices of world religions.


The writer and photographer Carl Van Vechten, was instrumental in convincing Saltus's daughter, Elsie Saltus Munds, to donate to Yale what is now known as the Edgar Saltus Papers, consisting of thirty-eight first editions, two of them inscribed, and eighteen letters written in 1918.


His novel The Paliser Case was adapted to film in 1920, and his novel Daughters of the Rich was filmed in 1923.


A biography by his third wife Marie Saltus, Edgar Saltus: The Man was published in 1925. Edgar Saltus, a critical study by Claire Sprague, appeared in 1968.

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