Stewart Edward White (1873-1946) was an American author and spiritualist. He was born in
Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School. In
1903 he moved to Santa Barbara, California, where his parents lived. A year later, he
married Elizabeth "Betty" Grant of Newport, Rhode Island; they had no children. His first
novel was The Westerners (1901), inspired by his experience in the Black Hills, South
Dakota. In 1902, he wrote a best-selling book, The Blazed Trail. White wrote numerous
essays, short stories, Westerns, adventure and romance novels, as well as works on
metaphysics. He was an avid traveler and outdoorsman, often basing his writings on his own
experiences. He died in Hillsborough, California in 1946.
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