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Harry William Nelson

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Harry William Nelson, American Poet, author, artist ( art: lit.art: visiting)poet, author, artist.


Nelson, Harry William was born on June 9, 1908 in New York City. Son of Nels William and Alma Constance (Svenson) Nelson.


Student, Brown University, 1928. Student, Harve Stein, 1959. Student, Beatrice Cuming, 1967.

Student, Clarence Brodeur, 1970. Student, Art Students League, Lyman Allyn Museum, 1970. Student, Robert A. Cale, 1974.

Student, Robert A. Cale, 1977. AB cum laude, Yale University, 1933. Postgraduate, University New Hampshire, 1939.

Postgraduate, Lafayette University, 1951. Postgraduate, University Connecticut, 1951.


Teacher, English R.E. Fitch Senior High School, Groton, Connecticut, 1934—1964, director dramatics, 1942—1952. Innovator National Spokesman Dramatic Choric Odes. Founder, 1st president Indian and Colonial Research Center, Old Mystic, Connecticut, 1965—1970.

Lecturer, 20th annual address, 1985. Indiana film maker, lecturer Colleges, Schools, Museum Organizations, since 1958. Shakespeare Celebration lecturer Groton Arts Committee, Groton library, 1981, Michelangelo, 1983, Waterford Library., 1984.

Art consultant Groton Library., 1984—1986.


  • Winter Botany: An Identification Guide to Native Trees and Shrubs


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  • Life in a Whirlwind of Numbers. 26 Years of OCD, 2nd Edition

    (26 years of rituals, sleepless nights, battle after battl...)

  • Life in a Whirlwind of Numbers. 26 Years of OCD

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  • Startled Flight
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Member Living Heritage Guild Groton (president 1965-1967), New London Art Students League (president 1965-1968), Poetry Society American (nominee governing board preservation of society 1978, independent 1980), Mystic Art Association (Wimpfheimer award 1979, Maxwelton award for aquamedia,1981), Essex Art Association (board directors 1987, E. Gould Chalker award 1985), Connecticut (publications committee 1977 1st and 3d awards Annual Yellow Pad Competition 1979, associate editor Connecticut River Review 1979-1982), Pennsylvania poetry societies, Shelley Society New York, International Platform Association, Gungywamp Society, Chi Delta Theta.


Nels William Nelson

Alma Constance (Svenson) Nelson