Wilson Follett

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Wilson Follett (1887–1963) was an American writer who is known now almost exclusively for his book Follett's Modern American Usage, which was unfinished at his death and was therefore completed and edited by his friend Jacques Barzun (in collaboration with six other people who helped with the editing) and published posthumously. He was educated at Harvard and taught at Brown University.[1] He also edited The Work of Stephen Crane in twelve volumes (1925–27), the first collected edition of Crane's writings. He was the father of Barbara Newhall Follett, a child-prodigy author who disappeared in 1939 at the age of 25.