"An Understanding...Held Them Together": John Sterling and James Bloss, 1870-1918, by Jonathan Ned Katz
In 1864, John William Sterling graduated from Yale College. About 1870, in his mid-twenties, Sterling met James Orville Bloss, who was three years younger. The two formed a relationship of almost 50 years and lived together in New York City for most of that time. What kind of relationship was this? Answering that question is a work in progress.
Katz's pioneering work on Sterling and Bloss is supplemented by the detailed, voluminous research of several volunteer content creators for which OutHistory is most grateful. See: John Sterling and James Bloss, 1870-1918, by Claude M. Gruener and Rick Wagner