Mayo, Katherine, 1868?-1940

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Katherine Mayo was born in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, on January 24, 1867. She died in Bedford Hills, New York, on October 9, 1940. Mayo published several articles, essays, and books based on her travels and literary investigations from 1896-1938, including works on India and World War I. Mayo published articles in the New York Evening Post, Atlantic Monthly, and Scribner's Magazine, sometimes under the pen name Katherine Prence. She assisted Oswald Garrison Villard in the preparation of John Brown (1910), and Horace White in the preparation of Life of Lyman Trumbull (1913). Mayo wrote Justice to All (1917), The Standard Bearers (1918), That Damn Y (1920), Mounted Justice (1922), The Isles of Fear (1925), Mother India (1927), Volume II (1931), Slaves of the Gods (1929), Soldiers, What Next? (1934), The Face of Mother India (1935), and General Washington's Dilemma (1938). She was researching a book on the narcotics traffic at the time of her death. Mayo travelled extensively to research her literary topics, often in the company of her close friend and collaborator, M. Moyca Newell.

From the guide to the Katherine Mayo papers, 1835-1968, 1918-1940, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Katherine Mayo was born in Ridgeway, Pennsylvania on January 24, 1867. She died in Bedford Hills, New York on October 9, 1940. Mayo published several articles, essays, and books based on her travels and literary investigations from 1896-1938, including works on India and World War I. Mayo published articles in the New York Evening Post, Atlantic Monthly, and Scribner's Magazine, sometimes under the pen name Katherine Prence. She assisted Oswald Garrison Villard in the preparation of John Brown (1910), and Horace White in the preparation of Life of Lyman Trumbull (1913). Mayo wrote Justice to All (1917), The Standard Bearers (1918), That Damn Y (1920), Mounted Justice (1922), The Isles of Fear (1925), Mother India (1927), Volume II (1931), Slaves of the Gods (1929), Soldiers - What Next? (1934), The Face of Mother India (1935), and General Washington's Dilemma (1938). She was researching a book on the narcotics traffic at the time of her death. Mayo travelled extensively to research her literary topics, often in the company of her close friend and collaborator, M. Moyca Newell.

From the description of Katherine Mayo papers, 1835-1968 (inclusive), 1918-1940 (bulk). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702179374

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referencedIn Nicholas Roosevelt Papers, 1846-1962 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Mayo, Katherine, 1868?-1940. Katherine Mayo papers, 1835-1968 (inclusive), 1918-1940 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Benjamin Holt Ticknor Papers, 1595-1935, (bulk 1850-1920) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn British Apprentice Club records, 1921-1961, 1940-1952 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Katherine Mayo papers, 1835-1968, 1918-1940 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1856-1949. Houghton Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Garrison family papers, 1801-1948 (inclusive), 1840-1907 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Stimson, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1867-1950. Henry Lewis Stimson papers, 1846-1966. Yale University Library
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Ticknor, Benjamin Holt, 1842-1914. Papers of Benjamin Holt Ticknor, 1595-1935 (bulk 1850-1920). Library of Congress
referencedIn Inventory of The Legion Papers: Rare MSS 00149 ., 1927-1935 Cushing Memorial Library,
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associatedWith Astor, Nancy, Viscountess, 1879-1964. person
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associatedWith Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948. person
correspondedWith Garrison family. family
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associatedWith Lothian, Philip Henry Kerr, Marquis of, 1882-1940. person
associatedWith Lutyens, Emily Lytton, Lady, 1874- person
associatedWith Lyttleton, Edith Sophy Balfour, 1865-1948. person
associatedWith MacArthur, Douglas, 1880-1964. person
associatedWith Masefield, John, 1878-1967. person
associatedWith Maurois, André, 1885-1967. person
associatedWith Minchin, Humphrey Cotton person
associatedWith Newell, Marjorie Moyca. person
associatedWith Newell, Marjorie Moyca. person
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associatedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. person
associatedWith Washington, George, 1732-1799. person
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associatedWith Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927. person
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India
India
New York (State)
Asia.
Philippines
Philippines
United States
Asia
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
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Narcotics
Opium
Police, State
Police, State
Police, State
Veterans
Veterans
World War, 1914-1918
Women
Women authors, American
Child marriage
Child marriage
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Death 1940-10-09

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