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Arthur Stedman

Editor/Literary Agent

Centurion, 1889–1908

Full Name Arthur Griffin Stedman

Born 6 June 1859 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Died 16 September 1908 in New York (Queens), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Charles Collins, John R. G. Hassard, and Richard Watson Gilder

Elected 4 May 1889 at age twenty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Son of Edmund Clarence Stedman

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Century Memorial

Arthur Griffin Stedman was forty-nine at death and had been a Centurion for nineteen years. A graduate of Yale and the son of a foremost man of letters, he early became a trusted collaborator with his famous sire, [Edmund Clarence Stedman,] whom he survived but a few short months. He was an editor, reviewer, and magazine writer, with a gift for poetry which he exercised but little, though the short threnody signed by himself and his niece, which was published a few days after the loss of his father, expresses a pathos and a depth of sorrow almost heartrending. His life was spent among books and in literary association; his spirit was storm-tossed often, but with kindred souls his communion was gentle, affectionate, and sympathetic.

William Milligan Sloane
1909 Century Association Yearbook