Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966

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Kathleen Thompson Norris, wife of author Charles Gilman Norris, was the author of many popular novels, beginning with Mother in 1911.

From the description of Kathleen Thompson Norris letters : to Charles Gilman Norris, 1908 May-1909 July. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 85027109

Kathleen Thompson was born on July 16, 1880 in San Francisco, CA; briefly attended UC Berkeley; married author Charles G. Norris in 1909; began writing short stories in 1910, and contributed to magazines; published works include: Mother (1911), Josslyn's wife (1918), The Callahans and the Murphys (1924), The foolish virgin (1928), My San Francisco (1932), Bread into roses (1937), The Venables (1941), Through a glass darkly (1957), and Family gathering (1959); she died on Jan. 18, 1966.

From the description of Papers, 1924-1939. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40497872

American author.

From the description of Papers of Kathleen Norris [manuscript], 1927, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647805846

Kathleen Thompson Norris was the author of popular romance novels and the highest paid female author of her time. She was married to author Charles Gilman Norris (Cigi), the brother of author Frank Norris. Her younger sister was Margaret A. Hartigan (Mark), married to Charles Conway Hartigan, a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. More information on Kathleen Norris and her family can be found in her autobiography Family Gathering (1959).

From the description of Kathleen Thompson Norris letters : to Margaret A. Hartigan, 1897-1964 (bulk 1910-1964). (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 153906197

Biography

Charles Gilman Norris, born 23 April 1881 in Chicago, Illinois, was an American novelist. Norris worked for several magazines before publishing his first novel in 1915. He wrote primarily novels, but also three poetic dramas. He died in 1945. Kathleen Thompson Norris, born 16 July 1880, was an American novelist. She worked for several San Francisco newspapers before marrying Charles Norris in 1909 and moving to New York. She wrote primarily novels, but also short stories and one play.

From the guide to the Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers, 1922-1945, (Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.)

Biography

Kathleen Thompson was born on July 16, 1880 in San Francisco, California; briefly attended UC Berkeley; married author Charles G. Norris in 1909; began writing short stories in 1910, and contributed to magazines; published works include: Mother (1911), Josslyn's wife (1918), The Callahans and the Murphys (1924), The foolish virgin (1928), My San Francisco (1932), Bread into roses (1937), The Venables (1941), Through a glass darkly (1957), and Family gathering (1959); she died on January 18, 1966.

From the guide to the Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers, 1924-1939, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen, 1880-1966. Typed letters signed (2) : Saratoga, Calif., to Grant and Clara Overton, 1928 Apr. 17 and 1930 Aug. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Kathleen Thompson Norris letters : to Charles Gilman Norris, 1908 May-1909 July. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Meade, Julian R. (Julian Rutherfoord), 1909-1940. Papers of Julian Meade Rutherfoord, 1928-1940. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Ken McCormick Collection of Doubleday and Company, Inc., Records, 1882-1992, (bulk 1910-1992) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992). Library of Congress
creatorOf Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers, 1922-1945 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Papers, 1924-1939. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Nathan, Robert, 1894-1985. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
creatorOf Kathleen Thompson Norris Papers, 1924-1939 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Norris family papers : additions, circa 1877-1966. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Online Archive of California. Norris family papers, circa 1915-1942. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Meloney, Marie Mattingly, 1883-1943. Papers, 1891-1943. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945. Charles Gilman Norris papers. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn McCormick, Ken, 1906-. Ken McCormick collection of the records of Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1882-1992 (bulk 1910-1992). Library of Congress
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Kathleen Thompson Norris papers. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Papers of Kathleen Norris [manuscript], 1927, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Bissinger, Paul. Paul Bissinger papers, 1932-1942. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles Gilman Norris Papers, 1922-1945. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn George Creel Papers, 1857-1953, (bulk 1896-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Sawyer, Eugene T. (Eugene Taylor), 1846-1924. Eugene T. Sawyer papers, 1900-1920. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Beer family papers, 1740-1981, 1827-1981 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Kathleen Thompson Norris letters, 1927 Nov. 5 - 1928 Nov. 8. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943. Charles Caldwell Dobie papers, circa 1905-1943. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Dreyfus, Helen Thompson. Always afternoon : a memoir of life in the home of Kathleen Thompson Norris and Charles G. Norris / by Helen Thompson Dreyfus : typescript signed, 1964. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Weymouth family papers, 1891-1964 Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Cooke, Grace MacGowan, 1863-1944. Typed note signed Grace MacGowan Cooke to: Mr. Hugh Fullerton. Wellesley College
referencedIn Beer family. Beer family papers, 1740-1981 (inclusive), 1827-1981 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Weymouth family. Weymouth family papers, 1891-1964. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Charles Caldwell Dobie Papers, [circa 1905-1943] Bancroft Library
creatorOf La Rue, Grace, 1882-1956. Dear me : autobiography : ADS, ca. 1950. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Benjamin H. Lehman Papers Bancroft Library
referencedIn Gaffney, Cornelia. Typed note signed Cornelia Gaffney to: [HUgh Fullerton]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Littledale, Clara Savage, 1891-1956. Papers, 1903-1982 (inclusive), 1903-1956 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Kathleen Thompson Norris letters : to Margaret A. Hartigan, 1897-1964 (bulk 1910-1964). UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Hayler, Guy Wilfrid. Guy Wilfrid Hayler papers, [ca. 1897-1962]. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Catalogue I of the Regional Oral History Office, 1954-1979 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Letter from Kathleen Thompson Norris to Mary Crowley, 1908 Sep. 9. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. An interview with Kathleen Norris : oral history transcript / Kathleen Morris ; tape recorded interviews conducted by Roland E. Duncan on March, 1956-September, 1957. Regional Cultural History Project, University of California, Berkeley, Calif., 1957 : and related material, 1956-1957. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn George Creel Papers, 1857-1953, (bulk 1896-1953) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Gray, Harry. Women of California [sound recording] / recorded by Harry Gray, 1973-1974. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Thompson, Joseph S., 1878-. Interview : oral history transcript / Joseph S. Thompson; tape-recorded interview conducted by Ruth and Joe Wilson. Oral History Committee of the Mill Valley Library Association, Mill Valley, Calif., 1969. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Norris, Kathleen Thompson, 1880-1966. Letter to Francis Harvey Green. Mill Valley, CA. 1914 Jan. 5. University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Bancroft Library. Regional Oral History Office corporateBody
associatedWith Beer family family
associatedWith Beer family. family
associatedWith Bissinger, Paul. person
associatedWith Cooke, Grace MacGowan, 1863-1944. person
correspondedWith Creel, George, 1876-1953. person
associatedWith Dobie, Charles Caldwell, 1881-1943. person
associatedWith Doubleday and Company, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Dreyfus, Helen Thompson. person
associatedWith Duncan, Roland Elmer, 1922- person
associatedWith Gaffney, Cornelia. person
associatedWith Green, Francis Harvey, 1861- , person
associatedWith Hartigan, Charles Conway, 1882-1944. person
associatedWith Hartigan, Margaret A., 1887-1974. person
associatedWith Hayler, Guy Wilfrid. person
associatedWith La Rue, Grace, 1882-1956. person
correspondedWith Lehman, B. H. (Benjamin Harrison), 1889-1977 person
associatedWith Littledale, Clara Savage, 1891-1956. person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
associatedWith McCormick, Ken, 1906-1997 person
associatedWith Meade, Julian R. (Julian Rutherfoord), 1909-1940. person
associatedWith Meloney, Marie Mattingly, 1883-1943. person
associatedWith Norris, Charles Gilman, 1881-1945. person
associatedWith Norris family. family
associatedWith Norris family. family
associatedWith Norris, Frank, 1870-1902. person
associatedWith Overton, Clara, person
associatedWith Overton, Grant, person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Regional Cultural History Project (University of California, Berkeley) corporateBody
associatedWith Sawyer, Eugene T. (Eugene Taylor), 1846-1924. person
associatedWith Taylor, Harvey. person
associatedWith Thompson family. family
associatedWith Thompson, Joseph S., 1878- person
associatedWith Todd, Walter Ernest, person
associatedWith Weymouth family. family
associatedWith Weymouth family. family
associatedWith Weymouth, Frank W. (Frank Walter), 1884-1963 person
associatedWith Wilbur, Ray Lyman, 1875-1949 person
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Mill Valley (Calif.)
United States
Asia
California, Northern
San Francisco (Calif.)
Europe
United States
California--Berkeley
California
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World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, American
Literature
Authors, American
Women--Suffrage
Communism--Public opinion
Women authors, American
Women novelists, American--Archival resources
American literature--20th century
Loyalty oaths
Presidents--Election
Women authors
Occupation
Women novelists, American--California, Northern--Archival resources
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Birth 1880-07-16

Death 1966-01-18

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