Vaughan Kester


Vaughan Kester

Infobox Person
name = Vaughan Kester


image_size = 200px
caption = Kester, ca. 1900
birth_date = September 12, 1869
birth_place = New Brunswick, New Jersey
death_date = July 4, 1911
death_place = Gunston Hall, Fairfax County, Virginia
occupation = Novelist
spouse = Jessie Jennings Kester
parents = Franklin Cooley Kester and Harriet Watkins Kester (cofounder of Cleveland School of Art, died 1926)
children = none

Vaughan or Vaughn Kester (September 12, 1869July 4, 1911) was a U.S. novelist and journalist.

He was the elder brother of dramatist and author Paul Kester (1870-1933).

His style and topics were influenced by his travels through western and southern U.S., and by his mother's cousin William Dean Howell.

He married Jessie B. Jennings from Mount Vernon, New York on August 31, 1898. They had no children.

Published works

* "The Just and the Unjust"
* "The Prodigal Judge" (1911)
* "The Manager of the B and A" (1901)
* "The Fortunes of the Landrays" (1905)
* "John 0' Jamestown" (1907)
* "The Hand of the Mighty" (published 1913)
* "The Cousin of the King" (play, with his brother Paul)

External links

*
* [http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/spe/rbk/faids/kesterp.pdf Biographies] of Vaughan and Paul.
*

Persondata
NAME = Kester, Vaughan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Kester, Vaughn
SHORT DESCRIPTION = U.S. novelist
DATE OF BIRTH = September 12, 1869
PLACE OF BIRTH = New Brunswick, New Jersey
DATE OF DEATH = July 4, 1911
PLACE OF DEATH = Gunston Hall, Fairfax County, Virginia


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