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WILCOX, Marrion, American author: b. Augusta, Ga., 3 April 1858. He was graduated from Yale in 1878, made special studies at the universities of Oxford, Heidelberg, Jena and Berlin, and was subsequently admitted to the New York bar. He acted as instructor at Yale in 1884-86, was associate editor of the New Englander and the Yale Review, and since 1893 has been engaged in editorial and other literary work in New York. In 1902 he became noted as an advocate of fair play to Cuba, defending the principle of reciprocity in the United States and urging concessions from the political leaders and economic associations of Cuba. His principles were approximately those embodied in the treaty submitted to Congress and accepted in 1903. In 1906-07 he visited South America and Mexico. In 1907 and especially in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina Mr. Wilcox suggested the interchange of professors between the United States and Latin-American countries. He has published ‘Real People’ (1886); ‘A Short History of the War with Spain’ (1898); ‘Harper's History of the War in the Philippines’ (1900); ‘Sketches in Spain, England and Italy,’ etc. He contributed many articles on Central and South American topics to the ‘Encyclopedia Americana’ and edited, in collaboration with George E. Rines, ‘The Encyclopedia of Latin-America’ (1917). Mr. Wilcox is a contributor to the North American Review, the Churchman, Atlantic Monthly, the Scientific American, the Architectural Record, and other periodicals.