Tey, Josephine, 1896 or 1897-1952

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Josephine Tey (b. Elizabeth MacKintosh, 25 July 1896, Inverness, Scotland–d. 13 February 1952, London, England) was a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels. She also wrote as Gordon Daviot. She attended Anstey Physical Training College and taught physical training before writing. Her first published work was in The Westminster Gazette in 1925, under the name Gordon Daviot. Her best-known books were written under the name of Josephine Tey, which was the name of her great-great grandmother.
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referencedIn Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn MacCarthy mss., 1863-1991 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn English literature mss., 1901-1950 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Frederic Dannay Papers, ca.1920-1982. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
referencedIn White mss., 1932-1969 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Arts Theatre and Unicorn Theatre Archive, 1902-1982 V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Davis, Dorothy Salisbury. Papers, 1949-1965. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Crest Theatre. Richard of Bordeaux / by Gordon Daviot, 1954 - house program. University of Guelph
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associatedWith Arts Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith Boucher, Anthony, 1911-1968 person
associatedWith Crest Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982. person
associatedWith Daviot, Gordon, 1896 or 1897-1952 person
associatedWith Davis, Dorothy Salisbury. person
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith MacCarthy, Desmond, 1877-1952 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
London ENG GB
Inverness SCT GB


Birth 1896-07-25

Death 1952-02-13




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