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Heathcote Muirson Woolsey (June 5, 1884, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts - February 7, 1957, Beaufort, Beaufort County, South Carolina) was the author of "Sherlock Holmes at Groton." He was a member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1954.
Heathcote Muirson Woolsey was the son of a Yale professor, Theodore Salisbury Woolsey (1852–1929), and grandson of a Yale president. He was an accomplished student, rising to senior prefect and captain of the football team. He was a member of the Skull and Bones. His role as a servant in a production of "Our Domestics"—a British farce from 1867—was played "with a great deal of dry wit and [he] carried off the part with considerable ability and intelligence." Woolsey attended Yale for four years, Class of 1907, then embarked on a trip around the world with Philip Lippincott Goodwin (son of James J. Goodwin), before studying architecture at Columbia and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. With Goodwin he founded Goodwin, Bullard & Woolsey, but by 1921 Goodwin was practicing independently.
He married Dorothy Buckingham Bacon (1885–1965), daughter of Yale Prof. Benjamin Wisner Bacon, in June 1909, and as he embarked on a career as an architect, she raised their family and wrote for the New Republic and the Atlantic Monthly. Their daughter, Eliza Buckingham Woolsey married Channing Stevens Smith.
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