Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924

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Dates:
Birth 1849-11-24
Death 1924-10-29
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

English writer, noted for children's stories.

From the description of Papers of Frances Hodgson Burnett [manuscript], 1889-1914. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647835018

English writer who resided in the United States, noted children's author.

From the description of Letter [manuscript], Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent, to Richard Watson Gilder, 1906 September 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647836929

From the description of Letter : Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent, to Richard Watson Gilder, 1906 September 6. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 30793693

Burnett was an American woman author.

From the description of Autograph, 1917. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81768817

English author, resided in the United States.

From the description of Letter to Mrs. Edmund Gosse [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647893644

Author of Little Lord Fautleroy, The Secret Garden and other children's books.

From the description of Papers, 1880-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155561717

English author who resided for a time in U. S.

From the description of Letter to "Brother Aloys" [manuscript], 1894. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647845873

Author, especially of children's books; resident of Washington, D.C., 1876-1898.

From the description of Letter : 1770 Massachusetts Avenue, to Mrs. Scott, [1894 Sept. 11]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 22189812

Popular author born in Manchester, England, emigrated to Knoxville, Tenn. in 1865, died in Plandome, Long Island, N.Y.

From the description of Autograph signature, n.d. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37939129

English author who resided for a time in the United States, noted children's author.

From the description of Letter : Washington, D.C. to Miss Stott, 1894 March 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 31254264

Noted English children's author; resided for a time in the United States.

From the description of Letter to an unknown recipient [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647846162

Author Frances Hodgson Burnett was born in Manchester, but her family emigrated to Tennessee after her father's death. She achieved early success as a writer, contributing stories to various journals. She wrote novels, short stories, and stage dramatizations of her work, but is best remembered for her children's stories, especially The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy.

From the description of Frances Hodgson Burnett letters, 1906-1912. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 54314473

Frances Hodgson Burnett, novelist and children's writer, was born in England in 1849 and emigrated to the United States in 1865. She was best known for Little Lord Fauntleroy, which first appeared as a serial in the November 1885 issue of St. Nicholas magazine. A year after it first appeared as a serial, Burnett's publishers released Fauntleroy as a novel and it became a huge bestseller. Burnett contributed many other stories to St. Nicholas during her lifetime.

From the description of Frances Hodgson Burnett papers, 1926 [manuscript]. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 706832742

Frances Hodgson Burnett was an author whose children's books including Sarah Crewe and The Secret Garden have endured as classics of children's literature. Frances Hodgson was born in England and came to America in 1865. In 1873 she married Dr. Swan Moses Burnett. Her earliest works were published in "Godey's Lady's Book", "Peterson's" and "Scribner's". Among her most popular works were That Lass O'Lowries (published as a book in 1877) which marked the beginning of her success, Little Lord Fauntleroy (published as a book in 1886), Sarah Crewe (1888), Little Saint Elizabeth (1899) and The Secret Garden (1911). Her plays included Esmerelda (1881) written in collaboration with William Gillette, The First Gentleman of Europe (1897) and The Lady of Quality (1896). In 1898 Burnett was divorced and in 1900 she married Stephen Townsend. During their short marriage they resided in England. After they separated Burnett returned to the United States and lived on Long Island in New York.

From the guide to the Frances Hodgson Burnett letters, undated, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Dion Boucicault (1820-1890) was one of the most popular playwrights of his day. Although born in Ireland, he spent many years in the U.S. (from 1853 to 1869 and from 1870 to 1890). He also was a well-known actor and theatrical manager and a key figure in the fight for passage of a copyright law. Agnes Boucicault (1883-1916), his wife, was an actress who played in the U.S. and England. Their son Aubrey Boucicault (1869-1913) was an actor.

From the guide to the Boucicault Family papers, 1841-1902, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American author and playwright; also wrote children's books; b. Frances Eliza Hodgson in England; lived in Plandome, N.Y.

From the description of Frances Hodgson Burnett collection, 1888-1919. (Boston University). WorldCat record id: 70962625

American author.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 206 D'Artmouth Street [Boston], to Elsie Leslie, [1888 Sept. 9]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270514482

From the description of A Statue : [n.p.] : manuscript of the poem, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270539109

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Bailey's Bay, Bermuda, to [Robert Underwood] Johnson, 1913 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270515409

English author who resided for a time in the United States; noted children's author.

From the description of Letters to H.F. Waltman and Mrs. David Thomason, 1892-1908, 1892-1897. 1892-1908. (Carson Newman College). WorldCat record id: 34109767

Francis Hodgson Burnett -- novelist, short-story writer and playwright -- was born in England and migrated to the United States when she was 16. She published her first novel, That Lass O' Lowrie's, in 1877. Burnett is most famous for her novels for children, especially Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886) , and The secret garden (1911). The latter was intended for adults but became a children's classic. She wrote many other novels and short stories, many of which were set in England. Burnett also wrote an autobiography, The one I knew best of all (1893).

From the description of Letter, 1912-1919. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122690720

Frances Hodgson Burnett was an author whose children's books including Sarah Crewe and The Secret Garden have endured as classics of children's literature. Frances Hodgson was born in England and came to America in 1865. In 1873 she married Dr. Swan Moses Burnett. Her earliest works were published in "Godey's Lady's Book", "Peterson's" and "Scribner's". Among her most popular works were That Lass O'Lowries (published as a book in 1877) which marked the beginning of her success, Little Lord Fauntleroy (published as a book in 1886), Sarah Crewe (1888), Little Saint Elizabeth (1899) and The Secret Garden (1911). Her plays included Esmerelda (1881) written in collaboraation with William Gillette, The First Gentleman of Europe (1897) and The Lady of Quality (1896). In 1898 Burnett was divorced and in 1900 she married Stephen Townsend. During their short marriage they resided in England. After they separated Burnett returned to the United States and lived on Long Island in New York.

From the guide to the Frances Hodgson Burnett manuscripts, 189-?, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Frances Hodgson Burnett was an author whose childen's books including Sarah Crewe and The Secret Garden have endured as classics of children's literature.

Frances Hodgson was born in England and came to America in 1865. In 1873 she married Dr. Swan Moses Burnett. Her earliest works were published in "Godey's Lady's Book", "Peterson's" and "Scribner's". Among her most popular works were That Lass O'Lowries (published as a book in 1877) which marked the beginning of her success, Little Lord Fauntleroy (published as a book in 1886), Sarah Crewe (1888), Little Saint Elizabeth (1899) and The Secret Garden (1911). Her plays included Esmerelda (1881) written in collaboraation with William Gillette, The First Gentleman of Europe (1897) and The Lady of Quality (1896). In 1898 Burnett was divorced and in 1900 she married Stephen Townsend. During their short marriage they resided in England. After they separated Burnett returned to the United States and lived on Long Island in New York.

From the description of Manuscripts, [189-?] (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652225

Robert Morton Hughes, an alumnus of the College of William and Mary, attended the University of Virginia Law School. He was the son of Robert William and Eliza M. (Johnston) Hughes. He practiced law in Norfolk, Virginia. Hughes was the president of the Virginia Bar Association; biographer of Joseph Eggleston Johnston; a member of the Virginia Board of Education; and served as a member and as rector of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary.

  • 1855: Born, in Abingdon, Virginia,the son of Robert William and Eliza M. [Johnston] Hughes
  • 1870 - 1873 : Attended College of William and Mary,A.B.
  • 1877: M.A., University of Virginia
  • 1877: Began law practice in Norfolk
  • 1879: Married Mattie Smithof Williamsburg(two sons)
  • 1893 - 1918 : Member of the Board of Visitors of the College of William and Mary,served as Rector
  • 1895: President, Virginia Bar Association
  • 1930 - 1935 : Member, Virginia State Board of Education
  • 1940: Died in Norfolk, Virginia

From the guide to the Robert Morton Hughes Papers, 1715-1933., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

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