Partner Stewart Mitchell, buried together
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850, Stati Uniti
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
Richard David Cowan (1909-October 23, 1939) was the lover of Stewart Mitchell and committed suicide on October 23, 1939.
He attended Cornell University and then moved to Boston. He was friends with Gerald Murphy and Sara Wiborg Murphy, a friendship that began after Cowan's 1934 summer trip to Europe, when Cowan and his then companion, Dudley Poore, were invited to sail from Antibes on the Murphy's yacht. An affectionate friendship developed between Cowan, a landscape architect, and Murphy, in which they collaborated on selecting plantings for Murphy's estate in East Hampton, Long Island.