Queer Places:
Columbia University (Ivy League), 116th St and Broadway, New York, NY 10027
229 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017
Morgan Blydenburgh Estate, Greenbelt Trail, Smithtown, NY 11787
3707 Staunton Ave, Charleston, WV 25304

John Gaston Edgar (September 29, 1904 – October 24, 1996) was born in Kanawa, West Virginia, the son of John Boggs Edgar, a Princeton graduate, and Hilda Shewsbury Nowell, who, after the death of her husband, remarried to Almon B. Davis.

He graduated from Columbia University and later worked for the Community Service Society of New York, an anti-poverty organization. He published a short story in the West Virginia Review in 1924, but his poetry is not known to have appeared in print. Countee Cullen added a dedication to For a Poet in the 1928 second edition of Color, To John Gaston Edgar, who literary scholars regard as his boyfriend. In For a Poet there is a possible allusion to genitals (treasures beneath): I have wrapped my dreams in a silken cloth, And laid them away in a box of gold, Where long will cling the lips of the moth...

In the 1940s George Bergen gave the name of Edgar as main referent.

In the 1970s Edgar returned living in Charleston and he died there on October 24, 1996.

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