Edward L. Burlingame

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Edward L. Burlingame ca. 1910

Edward Livermore Burlingame (born in Boston on 30 May 1848; died in New York City on 15 November 1922) was a United States writer and editor.


He entered Harvard, but left before graduation to accompany his father, Anson Burlingame, to China as his private secretary. He studied at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 1867-1869, taking the degree of Ph.D., and afterward studied at Berlin. He traveled extensively in Japan and China in 1866, and afterward in Europe.

He was on the editorial staff of the New York Tribune in 1871, and on that for the revision of the American Cyclopaedia in 1872-1876. He was a contributor to periodical literature, and associated in the preparation of several histories and other works. In 1879, he became connected editorially with the publishing house of Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, and in 1886 was appointed founding editor-in-chief of Scribner's Magazine, where he served until his resignation in 1914. After 1914, he was a general editorial adviser to Scribner's.


He translated and edited Art, Life and Theories of Richard Wagner (New York, 1875).