Atherton, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1857-10-30
Death 1948-06-14
Gender:
Female
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

American novelist and non-fiction writer.

From the description of Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection, 1907-1945. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 44590095

California author.

From the description of TLS, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754866384

Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton was an American novelist, short-story writer, biographer, and literary critic.

From the description of Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection of papers, 1893-1925. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122531826

From the guide to the Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton collection of papers, 1893-1925, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Calif. novelist.

From the description of Gertrude Atherton letters : ALS, [1906]-1909. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 86128654

Gertrude Atherton was a California novelist who was noted as an author of fiction and nonfiction.

From the description of Letter from Gertrude Atherton, April 23, 1929. (College of Charleston). WorldCat record id: 47959337

American novelist.

From the description of Letters and an autograph, 1890-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367570136

From the guide to the Gertrude Atherton letters, 1918-1934, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Gertrude Franklin Horn was born on October 30, 1857 in San Francisco, daughter of Thomas L. Horn and Gertrude Franklin. Her parents separated two years later. In 1876 Gertrude eloped with George H. Bowen Atherton, the son of a wealthy merchant, and lived with her mother in law on the family estate. During this period Gertrude began writing under pseudonyms, since society took a dim view of women writers. Following her husband's death in 1887, Gertrude continued writing and moved to England, where her work met with acclaim. She moved back to San Francisco by 1932 and died there in 1948. Many of her novels deal with historical themes, and some are set in California.

From the description of Gertrude Atherton correspondence. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 213339886

American author.

From the description of Denmark and the treaty, 1902. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 34336549

From the description of Denmark and the treaty [manuscript], 1902. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647847714

Author.

From the description of Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton papers, 1889-1943. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78194575

Author Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton was born in San Francisco; she married George H.B. Atherton in 1876, and moved to New York after her husband's death in 1887. She began writing, producing historical novels and non-fiction; her best work was probably The Conqueror, a well-researched fictional biography of Alexander Hamilton, but the sensational Black Oxen, about a woman revitalized by hormone treatments, was extremely popular. Her novels often feature independent women, and were controversial for the frank depiction of sexual pursuit.

From the description of Gertrude Atherton autograph card, after 1900? (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 62385424

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  • Women novelists, American--Autographs
  • Literature publishing
  • American literature--Women authors
  • Authors, American--Correspondence
  • Authors, American
  • Authors--20th century
  • Women novelists, American--Correspondence
  • Women authors--Autographs
  • Women authors
  • Authors
  • Motion picture industry
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • American periodicals
  • Women authors, American
  • American literature--20th century
  • Women authors, American--20th century

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  • Women authors, American
  • Authors, American--20th century

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  • California (as recorded)
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  • United States (as recorded)
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  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Virgin Islands of the United States (as recorded)
  • Denmark (as recorded)
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