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Meigs, Cornelia "Mother Makes Christmas" 1940 Book Signed Autograph Illustrated


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Cornelia Meigs-"Mother Makes Christmas"-1940-Grosset & Dunlap-7 1/2" X 8 1/2"-Hardcover Book-With Color Illustrations-Signed By Author.Cornelia Lynde Meigs (December 6, 1884 - September 10, 1973) was an American author and educator.Daughter of civil engineer "Major" Montgomery "Monty" Meigs and Grace Lynde Meigs, and granddaughter of Montgomery C. Meigs, she was born in Rock Island, Illinois. When she was a month old, her family moved to Keokuk, Iowa, where she was to live for a large part of her life. After graduating from Keokuk High School in 1901 she attended Bryn Mawr College, receiving an A.B. degree in 1908.She began writing children's books while an English teacher at St. Katherine's School in Davenport, Iowa, where she worked between 1908 and 1913. Her first book, The Kingdom of the Winding Road was published in 1915. Her book Trade Wind won the Little, Brown and Co., prize competition in 1927. She is best known for Invincible Louisa, a biography of author Louisa May Alcott, which won a Newbery Medal in 1934.In 1932, Meigs became a professor of English at Bryn Mawr,[5] where she remained until her retirement in 1950. Subsequently she taught writing at the New School of Social Research in New York City.Most of her papers are at the Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College[5], but some of her papers may also be found in the libraries of the University of Iowa, and at the de Grummond Library at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. There are other small bits of correspondence stored with the collections of the persons or families to whom she sent them.The book has been autographed on the title page by Cornelia Meigs with a fountain pen in red............BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN AVERAGE CONDITION..............

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