Carpenter, Frances, 1890-1972Alternative names
Frances Carpenter was born in Washington, D.C. on April 30, 1890 to Joanna Condict and Frank G. Carpenter. She graduated from Smith College in 1912. Her father was a foreign correspondent and travelled extensively. Frances accompanied him on many of his travels as secretary and photographer. They co-authored several books including The Foods We Eat (1925), The Clothes We Wear (1926), and The Houses We Live In (1926). She also wrote Ourselves and Our City (1928), The Ways We Travel (1929), Tales of a Basque Grandmother (1930) Our Little Friends of Eskimo Land (1931) Our Neighbors Near and Far, An Elementary Geography (1932), and other books. In 1960 she edited a book of articles her father had written in the 1880s about life in Washington, D.C. entitled Carp's Washington (1960). She married W. Chapin Huntington, commercial attaché at the American Embassy in Paris. She was Vice President of the International Society of Woman Geographers, a Fellow of the Royal Geography Society of London, and President of the Smith College Alumnae Association and on the Smith College Board of Trustees. She died November 2, 1972.
From the guide to the Frances Carpenter Papers MS 81., 1917-1972, (Sophia Smith Collection)
Children's author; Geographer; Author.
Frances Carpenter (Huntington) was born in Washington, D.C., 1890; graduated Smith College, 1912; Vice President of International Society of Woman Geographers; Fellow of Royal Geography Society of London; President of Smith Alumnae Association and on Smith Board of Trustees. With her father, Frank G. Carpenter, she wrote The Foods We Eat (1925), The Clothes We Wear (1926), and The Houses We Live In (1926). She also wrote Ourselves and Our City (1928), The Ways We Travel (1929), Tales of a Basque Grandmother (1930) Our Little Friends of Eskimo Land (1931) Our Neighbors Near and Far, an Elementary Geography (1932), and other books.
From the description of Frances Carpenter Papers, 1917-1971. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 50118186
Frank G. Carpenter
1855, May 8:
Born, Mansfield, Ohio
A.B., Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio
Legislative correspondent, Cleveland Leader
A.M., Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio
Traveled in Europe and Egypt
Washington correspondent, Cleveland Leader
Married Joanna D. Condict
American Press Association correspondent
Correspondent, New York World
1888- 1889: Traveled around the world
Toured Russia, Germany, and England
Toured China, Japan, and Korea
Toured South America
Toured the Philippines, China, Java, Australia, and New Zealand
Toured Western Europe to investigate American "economic invasion"
Toured Panama, Cuba, and Canada
1906- 1907: Toured Africa
Toured China, Korea, and Japan
Toured India, Turkey, Palestine, and Egypt
Litt. D., Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio
Toured Central America
Made letter-writing tour of South America
1915- 1916: Toured Alaska
1922- 193: Toured Europe
Began trip to the Orient
1924, June 18:
Died, Nanking, China
1890, Apr. 30:
Born, Washington, D.C.
Graduated, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.
Married William Chapin Huntington (d. 1958)
Arranged and edited Carp's Washington. New York: McGraw-Hill
1972, Nov. 2:
Died, Washington, D.C.
From the guide to the Frances Carpenter Collection Relating to Frank G. Carpenter, 1875-1960, (bulk 1883-1924), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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