King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932

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Grace King was the third child and eldest daughter of William Woodson King, a prosperous New Orleans attorney, and Sarah Ann Miller King. Impoverished by the Civil War, Grace King lived in New Orleans for the remainder of her life with her mother, brother, and two unmarried sisters, although she was able to travel in the United States and Europe and cultivated relationships with notables in the worlds of writing and publishing. Her own novels and short stories examined French Louisiana and Creole culture and the active roles taken by Southern women after the Civil War. They were concerned largely with New Orleans, set during the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction, and promoted an understanding of the sufferings of the South during this period. She also wrote narrative historical works on Louisiana history. Her memoirs, Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters, were published posthumously in 1932.

From the description of Grace King galley proofs, 1932. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 721929089

From the description of Grace King papers, 1851-1941 (bulk 1864-1932). (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 181590403

From the description of Grace King selected papers, 1864, 1883-1933. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 181590409

Grace E. King (1852-1932) of New Orleans, La., was the third child of William Woodson King, a New Orleans attorney, and Sarah Ann Miller King. Her novels and short stories centered around French Louisiana and Creole culture, and Southern women during Reconstruction. She also wrote narrative historical works on Louisiana history, based on the findings of her research. She was active in the Louisiana Historical Society.

From the description of Grace King papers, 1906-1920. (Tulane University). WorldCat record id: 673712838

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creatorOf King, Edmund T. Edmund T. King manuscript, 1910, 1929, 1931. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Beauregard House Association. Board. Beauregard-Keyes House program, 1932. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Dillard, Avarene Lippincott. Papers of the Dillard family, 1717-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Grace King galley proofs, 1932. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945. Correspondence with Mrs. Robert H. Hay, Mrs. Burgess, Arlo Bates, Mr. Bok, "my dear sir," dated Apr. 30, 1874, Mrs. [Beatrice Cameron] Mansfield, Mr. Stahl, Doris, Pratt, May 27, 1935, Grace King, Nov. 13, 1916, Mrs. Marshall, Sept. 23, 1922, several letters without addressees, five letters to L. Averill Cole, various dates in 1910, three letters to William Frazier, 3 letters to Mr. Wells, Mr. McInnes, Graywood, Kennebunkport, Maine, Miss Harriet Freeman, Mr. Whittemore, a photograph dated March 1, 1928, holograph poems, a typescript for a radio broadcast, Feb. 10, 1936; 3 mounted bookplates. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn King family. King family papers, 1836-1932 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Papers of Grace Elizabeth King [manuscript] 1887-1915. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Douglas, Judith Hyams, 1875-1955. Judith Hyams Douglas papers, 1897-1955 (bulk 1911-1955). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Stoddart, Joseph Marshall, 1845-1921. Letters : from various correspondents, 1882-1901. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
creatorOf King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Grace Elizabeth King papers, 1781-1933 [microfilm manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Gayarré, Charles, 1805-1895. Charles E.A. Gayarré selected papers, 1883-1940. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Harrison, Elizabeth Stuart Letcher, d. 1914. List of books presented by Southern writers to the Poe Alcove, 1900 June 1. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn King, William Woodson, b. 1813. William W. King and family papers, 1833-1954 (bulk 1837-1936). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence, 1861-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Grace Elizabeth King Papers, ., 1781-1933 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Alice Corbin Henderson Collection TXRC92-A24., 1861-1987 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910. Papers of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, 1872-1908. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Grace King papers, 1851-1941 (bulk 1864-1932). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Grace King papers, 1906-1920. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
creatorOf Butler, Thomas, 1785-1847. Butler family papers, 1663-1950. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf King, Grace Elizabeth, 1852-1932. Grace King selected papers, 1864, 1883-1933. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Henderson, Alice Corbin, 1881-1949. Papers, 1861-1987 (bulk 1920-1949). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Vignaud, Henry, 1830-1922. Henry Vignaud papers, 1862-1909. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
referencedIn Whittington, George Purnell, 1881-1932. G. P. Whittington papers, 1804-1932. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn Causeries du Lundi (New Orleans, La.). Les Causeries du Lundi records, 1956-2004. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn McKowen-Lilley-Stirling family papers, 1797-1921 (bulk 1877-1901). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
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associatedWith McDowell, May King, ca. 1853-1920. person
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Canada
Louisiana
Europe
United States
Southern States
United States
Confederate States of America
L'Embarras Plantation (La.)
Star Plantation (La.)
Louisiana
New Orleans (La.)
New Orleans (La.)
New England
Louisiana--New Orleans
Louisiana
Louisiana
New Orleans (La.)
Louisiana
New Orleans (La.)
Southern States
Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate)
Europe
Subject
Historians--History--19th century
Women authors, American
Christmas
French,
Creoles
Authors, American
Carnival
Lotteries
Yachting
African Americans--History--1877-1964
Labor Day
Literature publishing
Families--Social life and customs
Mansfield, Battle of, La., 1864
Literature--Societies, etc
Authors and publishers
Confederate Memorial Day
Exhibitions
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Women authors, American--Louisiana
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Birth 1852-11-29

Death 1932-01-12

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Latin,

English

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