Toklas, Alice B.

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Dates:
Birth 1877-04-30
Death 1967-03-08
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Toklas was an author and the life partner of Gertrude Stein. Don Frank is the son of her childhood friends.

From the description of Alice B. Toklas letters to Donald H. Frank, 1947-ca. 1967. (San Francisco Public Library). WorldCat record id: 49774688

Writer Toklas was born in San Francisco, Calif., and raised there and in Seattle, Wash. On a trip to Europe in 1907 she met Gertrude Stein, with whom she then lived and worked until Stein's death. For further biographical information, see Notable American Women: The Modern Period (1980).

From the description of Letters, 1934-1954 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007437

Epithet: cookery writer and friend of Gertrude Stein

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000265.0x000216

Alice B. Toklas was the life partner of Gertrude Stein. After Stein's death Toklas published her own memoir and recipe collection, The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook.

From the description of Letter from Alice B. Toklas to Dorothy Bowen and Lucille Hook. 1955, Aug. 11. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 226352034

Alice B. Toklas was the life parter of Gertrude Stein. After Stein's death Toklas published her own mermoir and recipe collection, The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook.

From the description of Letter from Alice B. Toklas to Dorothy Bowen. 1955, Nov. 21. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 226352031

Alice Babette Toklas was born in San Francisco, California, into a middle-class Jewish family. She was the life partner of writer Gertrude Stein until Stein's death in 1946. Stein published her memoirs in 1933 under the teasing title THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALICE B. TOKLAST. Ironically it became Stein's bestselling book. After the death of Gertrude Stein in 1946, Toklas published her own literary memoir, a 1954 book that mixed reminiscences and recipes under the title THE ALICE B. TOKLAS COOKBOOK. The most famous recipe therein was called "Hashisch Fudge", a mixture of fruit, nuts, spices, and "cannabis". The cookbook has not been out of print since it was published.

From the description of Alice B. Toklas collection, 1950-1965. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 181770324

Toklas was a writer and companion to Gertrude Stein.

From the description of Letters to William Alfred, 1951-1961. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77698892

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Subjects:

  • Women authors
  • Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Lesbian authors--Correspondence
  • Friendship
  • American literature--20th century
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Religion
  • Women authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, American
  • Artists, American--20th century--Correspondence

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  • Women authors

Places:

  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Paris (France) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • San Francisco (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • France (as recorded)