Last Updated: 21 Mar, 2023 | Views: 134
Other Profession(s): NoveList, Screen Writer
Higher Education: Washington and Lee University
Harvey Fergusson was an American writer who was born on January 28, 1890, and died on August 27, 1971. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Fergusson grew up in the city. Among his father's many responsibilities was being a member of Congress and an attorney. A few years later, he divorced the first woman he married in 1919. Writing became his full-time profession in 1923 when he left journalism. He married his second wife, cartoonist Rebecca McCann, in 1927, the year Wolf Song was published, but she died of pneumonia two months later.
Harvey Fergusson’s screenwriting credits include “It Happened in Hollywood” (1937) and “Stand Up and Fight” (1939).
Over the years, he would return to the topic of the West's past only after he had concentrated on novel writing for over 20 years.
The two novels Fergusson published during the 1930s dealt with contemporary topics, and he also wrote two works of nonfiction.
His autobiographical book, Home in the West: An Inquiry into My Origins, was written shortly after he moved to Berkeley in the early 1940s.
The Conquest of Don Pedro and Grant of Kingdom, his last two novels, dealt with New Mexico's history from earlier periods.
1971: As an 81-year-old, Fergusson died in Berkeley.
1921: The Blood of the Conquerors
1923: Capitol Hill
1924: Women and Wives
1926: Hot Saturday
1927: Wolf Song
1929: In Those Days
1930: Footloose McGarnigal
1933: Rio Grande
1936: Modern Man: His Belief and Behavior
1937: The Life of Riley