Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924

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Dates:
Birth 1862-03-22
Death 1924-10-25

Biographical notes:

Brooklyn author, editor and newspaper columnist who published more than 80 successful romance novels, including "A Fatal Wooing" (1883), "A Mad Betrothal" (1890) and "We Parted at the Altar" (1892).

From the description of Laura Jean Libbey letter and novel [manuscript], 1889 Feb 25, undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648017563

American fiction writer.

From the description of ALS, [18--?]. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 25611671

Author, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; married Van Mater Stilwell.

From the description of Papers, 1886-1926. (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 28411451

Author, dramatist, editor and newspaper columnist; was born in Brooklyn, New York (now part of New York City), and resided there for most of her life; from the 1880s through the early 1900s, wrote over 80 romance novels (which first appeared as installments in serial publications) featuring young women as the heroines; edited New York Fashion Bazar for several years in the 1890s; wrote a newspaper column ("Laura Jean Libbey's Daily Talks on Heart Topics") for the McClure Newspaper Syndicate in the 1910s; in 1898, married Van Mater Stilwell, a Brooklyn lawyer, who survived her. Sometimes used the name Laura Jean Libbey-Stilwell.

From the description of Papers, 1886-1928. (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 60865152

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  • Drama--Collections
  • American literature
  • Periodicals--Publishing
  • Newspapers--Sections, columns, etc
  • Decedents' estates
  • Women novelists, American--20th century--Diaries
  • American fiction--Women authors
  • Women's studies--Sources
  • Women novelists, American--19th century--Diaries
  • American literature--Women authors
  • Authors and publishers

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  • Authors
  • Periodical editors
  • Women authors, American
  • Advice columnists
  • Dramatists
  • Authors, American

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