Tag: Willetts

Willett of the Day: A.T. Willett, photographer

I dabble in photography, but A.T. Willett, based in Tucson, is the real thing: check out the beautiful images at his website. Here’s a bit of biography from the section of his site devoted to his book Passion Junkie: “A. T. Willett has been a Photojournalist for the last 18 years. Starting work at the …

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Willett of the Day: Louis Edward Willett, Medal of Honor Recipient

Here’s a fellow I’m proud to share a name with: Private First Class Louis Edward Willett, born June 19, 1945, died February 15, 1967, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during the Vietnam War as a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity …

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Willett of the Day: Marcia Willett, novelist

I’m not the only writing Willett, by any means. Allow me to introduce you to Marcia Willett (that’s her at left, with her agent, Dinah Wiener, in Christ Church Meadows). From the Macmillan Books website: Born in Somerset, in the west country of England, on the day the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Marcia …

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Willett of the Day: Sue Willett, Singer/Songwriter

Another musical Willett! From the Conlans Press website: Sue Willett is a wonderfully talented singer, songwriter, audio engineer, music editor, vocal coach, voiceover agent & director, and PR manager. She is the person you want on your team when canvassing an after-Oscar party with more than a 1000 guests (because nobody works a room like …

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Willett of the Day: Patrick Willett, Artist

Patrick Willett is an artist in New York State whose work includes watercolors, pen and ink and photography. He started painting and sketching as a child, and was especially drawn to nature and portraiture. In an article at BuffaloRising.com he says, “Creating art is very therapeutic for me, my work involves the healing and renewing …

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Willett of the Day: Edward S. Willett, merchant

Here’s another interesting Edward Willett of the past. The following biographical sketch, written by Stefan Bielinski , is from the New York State Museum’s site; the links within it point to various sources. The image above is of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in Albany as it appeared when Edward S. Willett became a member of …

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Willett of the Day: Dr. Willett, H.P. Lovecraft character

Some Willetts–though not myself–are entirely fictitious. Such is the case of Dr. Marinus Bicknell Willett, the family physician of Charles Dexter Ward, and ultimately the hero of H.P. Lovecraft’s novella The Case of Charles Dexter Ward. (The image at right is of the late actor Frank Maxwell, who portrayed Dr. Willett in Roger Corman’s 1963 …

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Willett of the Day: Daniel Willett, new pro golfer

Today’s Willett of the day, Daniel Willett, was a member of the 2007 Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup golf team, which explains the strange headline on this story from Golfweek: “Walker Cupper Willett Turns Pro.” Until I read on, I thought the guy’s name was, well, Walker Cupper Willett, which seemed a bit eccentric, …

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Willett of the Day: Christopher S. Willett, biologist

Today’s Willett of the Day is Christopher S. Willett, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor in te Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. I’ll let him explain his research: My research addresses the nature of genetic variation that underlies speciation and adaptation. Specifically, I attempt to unravel how genetic changes at the …

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Willett of the Day: The Willett House(s)

View Larger Map Not all interesting Willetts are people. There are also businesses, such as The Willett House, which “has made a name for itself as one of Westchester Country’s premier steak houses.” (Fair warning: its web site also features a really annoying theme song. ) Located approximately one hour north of Manhattan and hugging …

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Willett of the Day: Allan Willett CMG, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Kent

Today’s Willett of the Day is Allan Willett, who founded Willett International, an electronic coding and labelling system manufacturer that I’ve been running across for years while ego-Googling. I was pleased to discover this biography of him: Allan Willett was born in India in 1936. His father was a tea planter and a farmer in …

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Willett of the Day: Edward Willett, Dime-Novelist

No, I’m not featuring myself. This Edward Willett lived in the 19th century and wrote dime novels for Beadle and Adams, with titles like Alone on the Plains, or The She Eagle’s Vengeance (see the cover at right). I can’t find anything else out about him. He may also have written the rhymes for the …

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