Bradley T. Van Deusen



Bradley T. Van Deusen




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Index to the Poetry, Prose and Letters of
Bradley TenEyck Van Deusen
About  Bradley TenEyck Van Deusen
BEST in RED
Leaves Army - 5 yrs Daily Illini     15 Jan 1926       To enter U of IL next fall
Army Turns Out a Poet New York Times     17 Jul 1927       "Painted Lady" coming
Army Poet Laureate Syracuse Herald     31 Jul 1927       "Painted Lady" coming
Publishing book Daily Illini     21 Jul 1927       "Painted Lady" coming
Publishing book Charleroi PA Mail     12 Aug 1927       Greenwich Village reading
Soldier Athletes U of Chicago     10 Oct 1928       team captain often
The Blind Alley U of Chicago     18 Jan 1929     Louis H. Engel an aesthete
'Drums' Forward Drums     1933     G. A. Harter outstanding military poet
Leather Carving San Antonio Lt     16 Jun 1948       learned in VA hospital
Poetry of  Bradley TenEyck Van Deusen
[Freshmen] Illini     15 Sep 1925     Sandy Doone Life
[The View] Illini     20 Sep 1925     Sandy Doone Love
Again Classes Illini     26 Sep 1925     Sandy Doone Life
The Alchemist Illini     27 Sep 1925     Sandy Doone Life
In the Album Illini     30 Oct 1925     Sandy Doone Childhood memories
The Campus Illini     31 Oct 1925     Sandy Doone Life
Crossways Illini     11 Nov 1925     Sandy Doone Life
Girl with Ukelele Illini     12 Dec 1925     TVD Phillipines
To an Unknown Girl Illini     15 Dec 1925     TVD Love
To an Unknown Girl  III Illini     17 Dec 1925     TVD Love
To an Unknown Girl Illini     18 Dec 1925     TVD Love
To T.V.D. Illini     22 Dec 1925     Cassius Love
To Bernice Illini     24 Dec 1925     TVD Love
Settled Illini
Leatherneck
    29 Dec 1925    
    Dec 1935    
TVD
TenEyck Van Deusen
Love
Drifting Illini     30 Dec 1925     TVD Love
To One I Love Illini     31 Dec 1925     TVD Love
Girl w Eyes of Jade Illini     1 Jan 1926     TVD Love
Course of a Thought Illini     3 Jan 1926     TVD Love
My Songs Illini     7 Jan 1926     TVD Love
Dreams Illini     8 Jan 1926     TVD Love
Forgetting Illini     8 Jan 1926     Sandy Doone Love
Smilin' Through Illini     10 Jan 1926     Sandy Doone Life
To Enid Illini     13 Jan 1926     TVD Love
Moons Illini     16 Jan 1926     TVD Love
To an Unknown Girl

For Jean
Illinois Magazine
Sweetheart
U of C
    17 Jan 1926    
    3 Jan 1928    
    16 Nov 1928    
Ten Eyck Van Deusen
TenEyck Van Deusen
the Stumblebum
Love
Losings Illini     17 Jan 1926     Sandy Doone Life
I Am Weary Illini     22 Jan 1926     Sandy Doone Life
Soliloquy Illini     30 Jan 1926     Sandy Doone Love
Chanson Illini     2 Feb 1926     Sandy Doone Love
ROTC Uniform Illini     21 Sep 1927     Blind Tiger Humor
A Sad Tale Illini     27 Sep 1927     Blind Tiger Humor
Apologia U of C     6 Oct 1928     Blind Tiger Cowboy/Love
Blue U of C     6 Oct 1928     Blind Tiger Cowboy/Love
Convent of the Guns     U of C
Drums
Leatherneck
    18 Oct 1928     El Tigre del Norte Military
Lissen Kid U of C     31 Oct 1928     Tha Stumblebum     Boxing/Love
Zero Hour U of C
Drums
    2 Nov 1928     El Tigre Military
Outcasts U of C     7 Nov 1928     El Tigre Phillipines
Bashful Young Lady U of C     16 Nov 1928     L'Envoi Humor
I May Deceive
    a Woman
U of C     23 Nov 1928     L'Envoi Military/Love
Island Days     U of C     23 Nov 1928     El Tigre del Norte Phillipines
Manchu Temple U of C
Drums
    14 Dec 1928     Tiger Van Deusen Travel
The Meddler U of C     8 Janc 1929     Saturnine Seaman   Military/Love
Naic Beach U of C     8 Janc 1929     Fafaia Phillipines
Tuan Jimmy U of C     16 Jan 1929     the Stumble Bum Phillipines
Chanson de la Vie U of C     17 Jan 1929     Saturnine Seaman Beat
Culmination U of C     22 Jan 1929     Saturnine Seaman Love
Rusty Jones U of C     31 Jan 1929     The Stumble Bum Cowboy
To 'M' U of C     15 Feb 1929     TVD Love
To a Girl U of C     15 Feb 1929     TVD Love
Suskind U of C     15 Mar 1929     Ten Eyck Van Deusen Love
An Egyptian Temple U of C
Drums
    7 Mar 1929    
    1933    
TVD Travel
Maneuvers Artillery     7 Mar 1929     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Regimental Patch Our Army
2nd Infantry
    Oct 1929     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Castles in Spain       1 Jan 1933    
copyright    
Ten Eyck Van Deusen
and Peter Otto
  Wiedenkeller
Song
The Painted Lady Drums
Leatherneck
    1933    
    Aug 1933    
TenEyck Van Deusen Military
War Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Beau Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Incident Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Asawa Ni Ako Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Military/Love
Old Soldiers' Drums Drums
Leatherneck
    1933    
    Apr 1936    
TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Taps Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Third Relief Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Military/Love
Couplets Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Love
Came a Dancer Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Love
Song of Legions Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Explanation Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Military/Love
Grecian Temple Drums     1933     TenEyck Van Deusen Travel
Re-Enlisted Leatherneck     Jul 1935     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Harlow Leatherneck     Aug 1935     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Saga of Dreams Leatherneck     Sep 1935     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
A Song in the Cities Leatherneck     Sep 1935     TenEyck Van Deusen Military
Big Mac Leatherneck     Dec 1939     Teneyck vanDeusen Military
Prose of Bradley TenEyck Van Deusen
What Matter? Illini     5 Jan 1926     TVD Love
Dere Mojave U of C     18 Oct 1928     El Tigre del Norte Cowboy
It's a Dull Place U of C     1 Nov 1928     the Stumble Bum Military/Boxing
A Gentle Answer U of C     15 Nov 1928     the Stumble Bum Military/Love
Burlesque     U of C     23 Nov 1928     Stumble Bum Love
On Pipes U of C     7 Dec 1928     Tiger Van Deusen Essay
Dere Mojave (2) U of C     14 Dec 1928     El Tigre del Norte Cowboy/Love
Memories U of C     8 Jan 1929     the Stumble Bum Phillipines
Mos' Gorgeous Lady U of C     16 Jan 1929     the Stumble Bum Cowboy
An Actor is Seen U of C     18 Jan 1929     Tiger Van Deusen Review
I Whistle U of C     25 Jan 1929     The Blind Tiger Stream of
Conscious
Weathered Storm Am Boy     Mar 1936     E. van Deusen Story
Letters of Bradley TenEyck Van Deusen
Letter 1 Denver CO     2 Jan 1947     Tiger Wants Jean back
Letter 2 Bay Pines FL     Aug 1951     Dad Wants Jean back
Letter 3 St. Augustine Unknown 1951     Tiger Wants Jean back
Letter 4 St. Augustine   19 Dec 1951     Tiger Wants Jean back
Letter 5 St. Augustine   27 Dec 1951     Tiger Wants Jean back
Letter 6 St. Augustine   5 Jan 1952     Tiger Wants Jean back
Letter 7 St. Augustine   2 Aug 1952     Tiger Wants Jean back





Historical Notes


Bradley Evans Bell changed his name to Bradley TenEyck Van Deusen in 1934. He was usually called Brad, Van, or Tiger.

Bradley left home while still underage to join the army, and lied about his age to get in. His military records show a birth date of 05 Nov 1903, while he was actually born 05 Nov 1905. A newspaper account of 15 Jan 1926 shows that he left the army after a five year enlistment. That meant he entered the army having just turned 15.



He was born Bradley Evans Bell in Canon City CO to Jack Bell, a rare earth miner and newspaperman, and Catharine Burnett Mercur, divorced. daughter of Brig. Gen. Henry L. Burnett and Sarah Lansing, the daughter of Brig. Gen. Henry L. Lansing.

Catharine's marriage to Jack Bell lasted barely five years, and she moved to Denver CO, where she met and married Robert Meade Van Deusen, giving her son his step-father's name and raising him on The Van Deusen Ranch, a ranch which she bought in Granby CO. It was because of his step-father's heavy hand, so the family story goes, that Bradley ran away to join the army.

Jack Bell was in the military during the Spanish American War and World War I, serving as a sargaent in Paris during the latter. He was also a feature writer with a huge backlist of articles. Catharine published their newspaper, The Canon City Cannon, while Jack was away mining, and published two small books of her own. Besides having a family tree hanging low with soldiers going back to colonial days, Bradley also came from a line of writers and poets. Joining the army and writing poetry were natural life choices for him.





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