Francis Rolt-Wheeler (1876 - 1960)
Francis Rolt-Wheeler was born Francis William Wheeler in Forest Hills, England. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1903, working as a journalist. Starting around 1906, Wheeler made a name for himself -- as Francis Rolt-Wheeler -- as a writer of books, mostly for boys, like The Boy with the United States Survey and The Boy with the US Trappers. He also published a 10 volume Science-History of the Universe, books for children with topics ranging from Aztecs to dinosaurs to Thomas Alva Edison, a series of books on aspects of the first World War, and some poetry and drama. He traveled globally quite a bit during the 1920s and left the US for the Middle East, where he began his second career as an occultist. The Rolt-Wheeler surname was used by both Francis and his sister Ethel, a poet, writer, reincarnationist and Fellow of the Theosophical Society.
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