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Collection Title: Margaret Leighton Papers

Collection Number: DG0603

Inclusive Dates: 1962

Volume: .25 cu. ft. (1 box)

Provenance : Material was donated by Margaret Leighton in 1966.

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Biographical Sketch:

Margaret Leighton was born on December 20, 1896 in Oberlin, Ohio. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1918 and began writing children’s books after the death of her husband in 1935. In 1958, she was given the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Memorial Children’s Book Award for Comanche of the Seventh (1957). She died in 1987.


Something About the Author, vol 27, p. 216.

Scope and Content:

There is a typescript for Bride of Glory (1962), the life story of Libbie Custer, the wife of George Custer.

Series and Subseries:

A. Books (1962)

  • BRIDE OF GLORY (1962)


Box Inventory


A. Books (1962)

Bride of Glory by Margaret Leighton (New York: Farrar, Straus, 1962).

1/1-1/4 Typescript, minor corrections,
1/1 Chapters 1-5, pp. 1-67.

Chapters 6-9, pp. 68-124.

1/3 Chapters 10-12, pp. 125-171.

Chapters 13-16, pp. 172-228.

Processed: February 1999

This finding aid is a product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Created by: Dee Jones
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