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Farwell, Byron



  • Existence: 1921-1993


Byron E. Farwell was born on June 20, 1921, in Manchester, Iowa. He attended Ohio State University and the University of Chicago. In 1968 he earned his M.A. from the University of Chicago. Farwell served in the military for seven years and saw action in both World War II and Korea. After the service, he worked as the director of public relations and later director of administration for Chrysler International from 1959 -- 1971. Byron Farwell was the mayor of Hillsboro, Virginia from 1977 -- 1981. He was a member of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Society of Literature.   A respected military historian, Farwell was the author of several books on 19th and early 20th century British military colonialism including Eminent Victorian Soldiers, Prisoners of the Mahdi, Queen Victoria's Little Wars, and Mr. Kipling's Army. He published biographies of Stonewall Jackson, Henry M. Stanley, and Sir Richard Francis Burton. His numerous articles and reviews appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, American Heritage, Harper's, Horizon, Smithsonian Magazine, and many other periodicals. Byron Farwell was also a contributing editor to Military History and World War II as well as a contributor to Collier's Encyclopedia.   Farwell died August 3, 1993.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Byron Farwell Papers

Identifier: MsC0502

Author and military historian. Primarily manuscripts including various drafts, galleys, and proofs for eleven of his books. Also contains draftof book reviews, short stories, and articles along with some subject files.

Dates: 1955-1989