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CORNELIA LYNDE MEIGS PAPERS

Collection Number
Collection Dates
Collection Volume
DG0688
1961, n.d.
.30 cu.ft. (1 box)

Biographical Sketch | Scope & Content | Related Collections | Series & Subseries | Box Inventory


Provenance
Material was donated by Cornelia Meigs in 1968.

Restrictions
Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright
The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.

Biographical Sketch
Cornelia Lynde Meigs was born on December 6, 1884 in Rock Island, Illinois. She attended Bryn Mawr College and received a degree in 1908. After graduating, she taught English at St. Katherine's School in Davenport, Iowa until 1913. She also was a professor of English at Bryn Mawr from 1932-1950. In 1934 she won the Newbery Medal for Invincible Louisa: The Story of the Author of Little Women (1933). Three of her books were chosen as Newbery honor books, Clearing Weather (1928), Swift Rivers (1932), and Windy Hill (1921). She frequently submitted short stories and plays for publication and wrote many of her books under the pseudonym of Adair Aldon. Meigs died in 1973.

Source:

Scope and Content
In The Mystery at the Red House, Nina and Jeff find a message in the piazza that leads them to a treasure. There are two sets of typescripts for this title. "Fugatives" is a short story that was published in St. Nicholas Magazine. According to Meigs, the beginning of the story was shortened before she submitted it for publication. There is a typescript for this title as well.

Series and Subseries

A. Books

B. Short Stories


Box Inventory

Box/Folder 

A. Books

     The Mystery at the Red House by Cornelia Lynde Meigs, illustrated by
     Robert MacLean (New York: Macmillan, 1961).

     1/1-1/2   Typescript, edited, 

     1/1            Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-51.       

     1/2       Chapters 7-12, pp. 52-101.

     1/3-1/4   Typescript, edited with typesetter's marks,

     1/3            Chapters 1-6, pp. 1-53.

     1/4            Chapters 7-12, pp. 54-104.    
          
B. Short Stories

     "Fugitives" by Cornelia L. Meigs, published in St. Nicholas
     Magazine, date unknown.   

     1/5       Typescript, edited, pp. 1-25.





Processed: May 28, 1998 Revised: June 2001

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