Edward Robbins Wharton (1850-1928)

"Teddy" Edward R. Wharton, of New York

Associated Houses

The Mount


Land's End


He was the much-maligned husband of the celebrated authoress, Edith Wharton. On one hand, he was said to have been the best-looking man in his class at Harvard and was a popular sportsman who could be very charming, but he had another side: He suffered from bouts of severe depression, drank to excess and had a string of "temporary brides". But, for Edith, the final straw was when he attempted to steal money from her trust fund and they divorced in 1913.  


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 05/02/2019 and last updated on 10/07/2019.