Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001.

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Birth 1906-06-22
Death 2001-02-07

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Anne Morrow Lindberg was born in 1906 to Dwight Whitney and Elizabeth Reeve (Cutter) Morrow. She graduated from Smith College in 1928 and married Col. Charles A. Lindbergh on May 27, 1929. Mrs. Lindbergh learned the skills necessary to serve as her husband's co-pilot, navigator and radio operator. North to the Orient was her first book, and it was followed by many others (novels, essays and poems) of a philosophical nature. She died in Vermont on February 7, 2001.

From the description of Anne Morrow Lindbergh collection of papers on North to the Orient, 1931-1935. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 53317719

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (b. Anne Spencer Morrow, June 22, 1906, Englewood, N.J.-d. Feb. 7, 2001), American author, aviator, wife of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh.

From the description of Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581530

B.A., Smith College, 1924; married Charles Lindbergh, 1929; became first women in U.S. to obtain a glider pilot's license, 1930; obtained pilot's license, 1931; author of numerous books and articles. Anne Morrow Lindbergh died on February 7, 2001.

From the description of Anne Morrow Lindbergh papers, 1906-1997 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702157879

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, born Anne Spencer Morrow (June 22, 1906 - February 7, 2001) was an American aviator, author, and the spouse of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh.

From the description of Letter, February 8, 1977. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17928729

Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh was born in Englewood, New Jersey on 22 June 1906, the daughter of ambassador and politician Dwight Morrow and author and Smith College president Elizabeth Cutter Morrow. From 1924-1928 Anne studied literature at Smith College, where she graduated in 1928 with a bachelor's degree in English. In May 1929, after a brief courting period, Anne married Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr. (1902-1974). Anne had met Lindbergh in Mexico in 1927, while her father was serving as ambassador. With Charles, she had six children: Charles Augustus (1930-1932), Jon (1932-), Land (1937-), Anne (1940-1993), Scott (1942-), and Reeve (1945-).

Anne Morrow Lindbergh and son Charles, May 27, 1931

In March 1932 Anne's first child, Charles, who was twenty months old, was kidnapped from the Lindberghs' Englewood home. The press dubbed the kidnapping the "Crime of the Century." In May 1932 after a three month search, Charles was found dead in a shallow grave only a few miles from the Lindbergh estate. In 1936 Bruno Richard Hauptmann, a German immigrant, convicted criminal, and World War I veteran, was executed by the state of New Jersey for the kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby. In December 1936 the Lindbergh's fled America for England to escape harassment by the press and the general public. In April 1939, with war looming in Europe, the Lindberghs returned home to the United States.

In 1934 Anne published her first book, North to the Orient, based on her flights to China and Japan with Charles in 1931. In 1938, she published her second book, The Listen! The Wind, inspired by her visit to Santiago in the Cape Verde Islands, near the coast of Africa. In 1940 she published her most controversial work, Wave of the Future, which critics - in light of Charles' involvement with the America First movement and the Lindberghs' visits to Germany to meet with high ranking Nazi officials - considered pro-fascist. Despite such criticism, Anne kept writing, publishing the novel The Steep Ascent in 1944, a thinly-veiled fictitious account of a woman aviator flying with her husband over Europe. In 1955 Anne published her classic work and bestseller Gift from the Sea, which called for women and mothers to seek moments of peace, solitude, and introspection amid the busy realties of modern life.

In addition to her novels and other creative writing, Anne published a significant amount of poetry, including her collection The Unicorn (1956). In 1962 she published the novel Dearly Beloved, concerning the troubles involved in love, relationships, and married life. Later, she published a compendium of essays for Life magazine, issued as Earth Shine . In the 1970s Harcourt Brace publishers, with the help of Anne and Charles, issued volumes containing excerpts from Anne's correspondence and diaries: Bring Me a Unicorn (1971); Hour of Gold, Hour of Lead (1973); Locked Rooms and Open Doors (1974); The Flower and the Nettle (1976); and War Within and Without (1980). Anne lived in Maui with Charles until his death in August 1974 and later moved to Connecticut. Anne Morrow Lindbergh died in 2001.

From the guide to the Anne Morrow Lindbergh Papers 682., 1892-1993, (Sophia Smith Collection)


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