Elwyn Brooks White

[hwahyt, wahyt]

(born July 11, 1899, Mount Vernon, N.Y., U.S.—died Oct. 1, 1985, North Brooklin, Maine) U.S. essayist and literary stylist. White attended Cornell University and in 1927 joined The New Yorker; he would contribute to it and later to Harper's magazine over several decades. He collaborated with James Thurber on Is Sex Necessary? (1929). His novels Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970) are classics of children's literature. White's revision of The Elements of Style (1959) by his professor William Strunk became a standard style manual for writers. He received a Pulitzer Prize special citation in 1978.

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Elwyn is a town in the Philadelphia-Camden metropolitan area. Elwyn is in Middletown Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA. Middletown Township had a population of 16,000 in the 2000 census. Elwyn has a latitude of 39.907N, longitude of -75.41W and an elevation of 253 feet above sea level.

Elwyn is home to Elwyn Inc., a facility caring for the needs of the developmentally disabled and disadvantaged.

Elwyn is named for Dr. Alfred L. Elwyn, a physician who founded The Pennsylvania Training School for Idiotic and Feeble-minded Children in 1854 with teacher James B. Richards.

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