Davenport, Marcia, 1903-1996

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1903-06-09
Death 1996-01-16
Americans
English, Czech

Biographical notes:

American writer.

From the description of Typewritten letter signed, dated Pebble Beach, Ca., 2 May 1991, to Miss [Joan] Peyser, 1991 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270992393

Author and music critic.

From the description of Marcia Davenport papers, 1929-1970 (bulk 1932-1960). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71131131

Biographical Note

  • 1903, June 9: Born, New York, N.Y.
  • 1915 - 1923 : Educated at Friends School, Philadelphia, Pa.; Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, Pa.; Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.; and received B.A. from Grenoble University, Grenoble, France
  • 1923: Married Frank D. Clarke (divorced 1924)
  • 1924 - 1928 : Advertising copy writer, New York, N.Y.
  • 1928 - 1931 : Editorial staff, The New Yorker
  • 1929: Married Russell W. Davenport (divorced 1946)
  • 1932: Published Mozart. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1934 - 1939 : Music critic, Stage Magazine
  • 1936: Published Of Lena Geyer. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1936 - 1937 : Commentator, Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts
  • 1940: Active in presidential campaign of Wendell L. Willkie
  • 1941 - 1945 : Active in relief work for Czechoslovakia
  • 1942: Published Valley of Decision. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1945 - 1948 : Lived in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1947: Published East Side, West Side. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1950 - : Lived alternately in Europe, chiefly Italy, and New York, N.Y.
  • 1954: Published My Brother's Keeper. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1957: Published Garibaldi: Father of Modern Italy. New York, N.Y.: Random House
  • 1960: Published The Constant Image. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1967: Published Too Strong for Fantasy. New York, N.Y.: Scribner
  • 1991: Published Jan Masaryk: Last Portrait. Panorama
  • 1996, Jan. 16: Died, Monterey, Calif.

From the guide to the Marcia Davenport Papers, 1929-1970, (bulk 1932-1960), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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