Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988

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Nancy Hale was the granddaughter of Edward Everett Hale.

From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [between 1936 and 1963]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 180851425

American author.

From the description of The sign of Jonah [manuscript], 1950. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647832561

Nancy Hale (b. 1908, d. 1988) was an author, whose books include Mary Cassatt (1975) and the Young Die Good (1932). She is the daughter of painter Philip Leslie Hale.

From the description of Nancy Hale research material on Mary Cassatt, 1970-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122594230

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Nancy Hale was born Anna Westcott Hale in Boston, MA, 1908. She began writing at an early age, producing a family newspaper at 8 and publishing her first story in the Boston Herald at age 11. She studied art at the Boston Museum School (1926-28). In 1928, she married Taylor Scott Hardin and moved to New York City where she was hired to work in the art department at Vogue, then as editor and writer. While working for Vogue, Vanity Fair (1933-34), and the New York Times (1934), Hale also wrote fiction for a variety of magazines. Her first novel The Young Die Good was published in 1932. In 1933, she won the O. Henry Memorial Award Prize for her story "To the Invader." Hale divorced Hardin in 1934 and married Charles Christian Wertenbaker in 1935, whom she divorced in 1941. Hale's most popular novel, The Prodigal Women, was published in 1942. Also in that year, Hale married Fredson Thayer Bowers and settled with him to Charlottesville, VA. Hale is perhaps best known for her short stories many of which were published in the New Yorker and in collected works. She was a lecturer at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1959-65; wrote a book on writing, The Realities of Fiction (1961), as well as a biography of Mary Cassatt (1975), and several children's stories. Nancy Hale died in Charlottesville, VA, 1988.

From the description of Papers, 1908-1989. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 48403695

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referencedIn Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Papers of Warren Chappell, 1932, 1946, 1975-1983. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Auchincloss, Louis. Papers of Louis Auchincloss, 1942-1945 [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Barrett, Clifton Waller, 1901-. Speeches of Clifton Waller Barrett, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Barrett, Clifton Waller, 1901-. Speeches of Clifton Waller Barrett [manuscript], 1963-1964. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. The sign of Jonah [manuscript], 1950. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Autograph note signed : [New York], to Curt Bühler, [1975 Apr. 12]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Bowers, Fredson. Papers of Fredson Thayer Bowers, 1595-1992 (bulk 1922-1992). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Mark, Enid,. Papers of Shelah Kane Scott, 1949-2002. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Hale family. Papers, 1787-1988 (bulk 1810-1963). Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Papers, 1908-1989. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, [between 1936 and 1963]. University of Pennsylvania Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Nancy Hale papers [manuscript], 1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Land, Roy, 1908-1994. Roy Land correspondence primarily with Harry Clemons, 1940-1949 [1983]. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hermann, Diana Chang. Letter & photograph, N.Y., to Nancy Hale [manuscript] Nov. 7 and 1975. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Nancy Hale Papers [manuscript] 1948-1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Williams, Joan, 1928-. Letters to Mary Preston Massey [manuscript], 1984 April 24 and May. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Casey, John, 1939-. Papers of John Casey [manuscript], 1954-2002. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Warren Chappell Collection of Nancy Hale and Fredson Bowers, 1984-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-. Nancy Hale research material on Mary Cassatt, 1970-1975. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Papers of Warren Chappell, 1932, 1946, 1975-1983. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Nancy Hale letter to Atcheson Laughlin Hench [manuscript] 1969 Feb. 21. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Letter, 1964, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Mark, Enid,. Papers of Shelah Kane Scott [manuscript], 1949, 1992-2002, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Haydn, Hiram Collins, 1907-1973,. Creative writing questionnaires for writing class at University of Pennsylvania, 1970-1972. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931. Philip Leslie Hale papers, 1818-1962 bulk,1877-1939. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Letter to John and Evelyn Wyllie, [manuscript] 1963 December 2. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Arnold, Sidney,. Correspondence pertaining to the Rushton Seminar [manuscript], 1953-1954. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Chappell, Warren, 1904-1991. Letters : of Warren Chappell, 1978-1984. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sergeant, Elizabeth Shepley, 1881-1965. Papers of Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant [manuscript] 1894-1961. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn J. Lesser Goldman letters, 1927-1950 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Letter and speech of Nancy Hale [manuscript] 1964, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Hale, Nancy, 1908-1988. Address delivered to the Southeastern Library Association meeting held at Roanoke, Va. [manuscript] 22 Nov. 1954. University of Virginia. Library
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associatedWith Bowers, Fredson. person
associatedWith Bühler, Curt F. (Curt Ferdinand), 1905-1985, person
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associatedWith Hale, Nancy. person
associatedWith Hale, Philip Leslie, 1865-1931. person
associatedWith Haydn, Hiram Collins, 1907-1973, person
associatedWith Hench, Atcheson Laughlin, 1891-1974, person
associatedWith Hermann, Diana Chang. person
associatedWith Hinkle, Beatrice M. person
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associatedWith Hughes, Mary Gray. person
associatedWith Krock, Arthur, 1886-1974, person
associatedWith Land, Roy, 1908-1994. person
associatedWith Lincoln, Victoria, 1904-1981, person
associatedWith Lyle, Katie Letcher, 1938- person
associatedWith Maurois, André, 1885-1967. person
associatedWith Maxwell, William, 1908-2000. person
associatedWith McBride, Mary Margaret, 1899-1976, person
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associatedWith Nims, John Frederick, 1913-1999. person
associatedWith Nowall, Elizabeth, person
associatedWith Nowell, Elizabeth. person
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associatedWith White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985. person
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associatedWith Wyllie, Evelyn E. Dollens, 1922- person
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New England
United States
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Painters
Appalachians (People)
Women artists
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Women journalists--History--Sources
Publishers and publishing--History--Sources
Jungian psychology--History--Sources
African Americans
Authors, American--20th century--Sources
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Birth 1908-05-06

Death 1988-09-24

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