Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924

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Brooklyn author, editor and newspaper columnist who published more than 80 successful romance novels, including "A Fatal Wooing" (1883), "A Mad Betrothal" (1890) and "We Parted at the Altar" (1892).

From the description of Laura Jean Libbey letter and novel [manuscript], 1889 Feb 25, undated. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648017563

American fiction writer.

From the description of ALS, [18--?]. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 25611671

Author, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; married Van Mater Stilwell.

From the description of Papers, 1886-1926. (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 28411451

Author, dramatist, editor and newspaper columnist; was born in Brooklyn, New York (now part of New York City), and resided there for most of her life; from the 1880s through the early 1900s, wrote over 80 romance novels (which first appeared as installments in serial publications) featuring young women as the heroines; edited New York Fashion Bazar for several years in the 1890s; wrote a newspaper column ("Laura Jean Libbey's Daily Talks on Heart Topics") for the McClure Newspaper Syndicate in the 1910s; in 1898, married Van Mater Stilwell, a Brooklyn lawyer, who survived her. Sometimes used the name Laura Jean Libbey-Stilwell.

From the description of Papers, 1886-1928. (Rutgers University). WorldCat record id: 60865152

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creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. Correspondence with Mr. Robert Bonner, Brooklyn, Oct. 25, 1886 and Brooklyn, Jan. 19, 1887 ; receipt for payment, April, 8 1866 [sic] / Laura J. Libbey. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. Letter : Cincinnati, Ohio, to James R. Osgood, Boston, Mass., 1880 June 1. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924,. Autograph letter signed from Laura Jean Libbey to Augustin Daly [manuscript], 1895 July 6. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. ALS, [18--?]. Haverford College Library
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. Papers, 1886-1926. Rutgers University
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. Laura Jean Libbey journals, 1892-1903. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. Aunt Tommy [microform] : a comedy in one act / by Laura Jean Libbey Stilwell. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
referencedIn Hawthorne, Sophia Peabody, 1809-1871. Barrett photographs and portraits [manuscript], 1856-1907. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. Papers, 1886-1928. Rutgers University
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. Parted on their bridal tour, or, parted in the bridal hour [microform] : a melodrama in four acts / by Laura Jean Libbey Stilwell and James R. Garey. University of Missouri -- Columbia, MU Libraries; University of Missouri; MU; Ellis Library; University of Missouri Columbia
creatorOf Laura Jean Libbey journals, 1892-1903 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. Quotation of Laura Jean Libbey [manuscript] 1890 June 5. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Libbey, Laura Jean, 1862-1924. Laura Jean Libbey letter and novel [manuscript], 1889 Feb 25, undated. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Bonner, Robert, 1824-1899. person
associatedWith Brewster, Corliss Palmer, person
associatedWith Brewster, Eugene Valentine, 1871-1939, person
associatedWith Cairns Collection of American Women Writers. corporateBody
correspondedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899 person
associatedWith Garey, James R. person
associatedWith George Munro's Sons. corporateBody
associatedWith Hubbell, Walter, person
associatedWith Osgood, James R. (James Ripley), 1836-1892. person
associatedWith Stilwell, Van Mater person
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections. corporateBody
correspondedWith White family family
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Birth 1862-03-22

Death 1924-10-25

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