Brown, Alice, 1857-1948

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American author.

From the description of Letter, Boston : to Mrs. George Edward Barton. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 14402745

Writer of short stories, novels, and plays.

From the description of Alice Brown papers, 1876-1947. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 32576984

Alice Brown, American poet, novelist, and dramatist, was born in Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, on December 5, 1857 to Levi Brown and Elizabeth Lucas. She attended Robinson Seminary in Exeter from which she graduated in 1876. After teaching for a brief period in New Hampshire, Brown moved to Boston in 1880 where she taught and worked for the Christian Register and the Youth's Companion (which she joined in 1885), before leaving teaching to write full time.

During her writing career Brown published novels, short stories, plays, and poetry. Her novels include Stratford-by-the-Sea (1884), Fools of Nature (1887), King's End (1901), Margaret Warrener (1901), The Day of His Youth (1897), and Kingdom in the Sky (1932). Many of Brown's short stories and verse were published in magazines, however, some of her short stories were collected in Meadow-Grass: Tales of New England Life (1895), Tiverton Tales (1899), High Noon (1904), The County Road (1906) and Country Neighbors (1910). Brown's poetry collections include The Road to Castaly (1896) and Ellen Prior (1923). Brown also authored biographies of Mercy Otis Warren (1896) and Louise Guiney (1921). In 1913 Brown won the Winthrop Ames prize for her play Children of Earth: A Play of New England, which Ames produced at the Booth Theater on Broadway and at the Schubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut in 1915.

Brown worked collaboratively with other authors, such as Louise Imogen Guiney and Harriet Prescott Spofford, with whom she coauthored Three Heroines of New England Romance . Brown and Guiney also jointly published a biographical study of Robert Louis Stevenson (1895). In 1907 Brown was one of twelve authors who contributed to The Whole Family: A Novel by Twelve Authors, which first appeared as a serial in Harper's Bazaar . In addition to these collaborations Brown was also involved with the Boston Authors Club (she served as president from 1920 to 1922).

Brown died in Boston, Massachusetts, on June 21, 1948.

From the guide to the Alice Brown papers, 1890-1948, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates December 6, 1921. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Correspondence, with Maurice and Ellen Van Volkenburg Browne, 1912-1921. University of Michigan
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Queen of Hearts [Katharine Lee Bates] March 21, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates August 28, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letter, 1940, to Lewis Mumford. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920. Papers of Louise Imogen Guiney, 1884-1916. Library of Congress
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letters, 1937, May 3 and 13, Boston, to S. Foster Damon. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Elizabeth Garver Jordan papers, 1891-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Carryl, Guy Wetmore, 1873-1904. Letters of Guy Wetmore Carryl, 1896-1903. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letter, [1936?], March 25, Boston, to S. Foster Damon. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates April 24, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: [Katharine Lee Bates] October 30, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn Attic Club. Records, 1879-1954. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates November 10, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Q.H.[Katharine Lee Bates]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: "Ever-dear Q.H."[Katharine Lee Bates]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Papers of Alice Brown [manuscript] 1899-1948. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter unsigned to: "Dear Professor Palmer" Wellesley College
referencedIn Papers, 1821-1919 (inclusive), 1892-1898 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letter, 1944, May1, Boston, to S. Foster Damon. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. Papers of Agnes Repplier [manuscript], 1891-1925. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Alice Brown papers, 1890-1948 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. Ellen Van Volkenburg-Maurice Browne general correspondence, 1911- University of Michigan
referencedIn Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Alice Brown Papers, 1906-1935. Peabody Essex Museum
creatorOf Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1936. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1869-1942. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Q.H.[Katharine Lee Bates]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed ALice Brown to: Professor Palmer December 31, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Mrs. Burgess October 5, 1933. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Correspondence with Arlo Bates and Miss Bridgman. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letters, 1923-1929, to Philip D. Sherman, Oberlin, Ohio. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates December 26, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Willcox, Louise Collier, 1865-1919. Papers of Louise Collier Willcox, 1870-1933. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Mrs. Burgess January 21, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Baker, George Pierce, 1866-1935. Papers of George Pierce Baker, 1882-1926 (inclusive), 1890-1926 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Women's Rest Tour Association. Records, 1900-1956 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence, 1861-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: "Poet"-yourself![Katharine Leee Bates] October 4, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates October 17, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: "Dear Professor Palmer" June 4, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Alice Brown papers, 1876-1947. UNH Durham, Dimond Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Queen of Hearts [Katharine Lee Bates] January 2, 1927? Wellesley College
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: "I do want to, dear Miss Bates" September 23, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates August 10, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: "Thank you dear Miss Bates" October 23, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Papers of Alice Brown [manuscript], n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letter, 1937, Feb. 2, Boston, to Mrs. Hope Jillson Vernon. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Carryl, Guy Wetmore, 1873-1904. Letters of Guy Wetmore Carryl [manuscript], 1896-1903. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: "I am six years old, dear Q.H." [Katharine Lee Bates] January 9, 1924. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Mrs. Burgess April 22, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates October, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Q.H.[Katharine Lee Bates] May 14, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates October 4, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Correspondence with H. L. Mencken, 1916. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Lowes, John Livingston, 1867-1945. Papers, 1916-1944. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Autograph File, B, ca.1500-1976. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. Timothy Cole papers, 1883-1931. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letter, 1900 August 8, Boston, Mass. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Livingston Lowes papers, 1916-1944 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letter, Boston : to Mrs. George Edward Barton. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Jordan, Elizabeth Garver, 1867-1947. Elizabeth Garver Jordan papers, 1891-1945. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo), 1874-1965. Papers of Thornton Burgess, 1917-1948, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Queen of Hearts [Katharine Lee Bates] November 27, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Letter to Glen Walton Blodgett [manuscript], n.y. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed Alice Brown to: Miss Bates January 13, [s.d.]. Wellesley College
referencedIn American literary collection, 1805-1930. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Brown, Alice, 1857-1948. Autograph letter signed A. B. to: [Katharine Lee Bates]. Wellesley College
referencedIn Louise Imogen Guiney Papers, 1884-1920 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Bates, Esther Willard, b. 1884 person
associatedWith Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929. person
associatedWith Blodgett, Glen Walton, person
correspondedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962 person
associatedWith Brown, Abbie Farwell, 1871-1927, person
associatedWith Browne, Maurice, 1881-1955. person
associatedWith Brown University. Library. Harris Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878. person
associatedWith Burgess, Dorothy Whittemore Bates. person
associatedWith Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo), 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Carryl, Guy Wetmore, 1873-1904. person
associatedWith Chicago Little Theatre. corporateBody
associatedWith Cole, Timothy person
associatedWith Cole, Timothy, 1852-1931. person
associatedWith Consolation House. corporateBody
associatedWith Damon, S. Foster (Samuel Foster), 1893-1971, person
associatedWith Doran, George Henry, 1869- person
associatedWith Guiney, Grace Cecily. person
associatedWith Guiney, Louise Imogen, 1861-1920. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960, person
correspondedWith Jewett, Sarah Orne, 1849-1909 person
associatedWith Jordan, Elizabeth Garver, 1867-1947. person
associatedWith Lowell, Maria White, 1828-1853. person
associatedWith Lowes, John Livingston, 1867-1945. person
associatedWith Merrymount Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Curtis Hidden, 1870-1946. person
associatedWith Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933. person
associatedWith Perry, Bliss, 1860-1954 person
associatedWith Repplier, Agnes, 1855-1950. person
associatedWith Sherman, Philip D. (Philip Darrell), 1881-1957, person
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Volkenburg, Ellen. person
associatedWith Van Volkenburg, Juliet Cooper, d. 1941. person
associatedWith Vernon, Hope Jillson, person
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associatedWith Willcox, Louise Collier, 1865-1919. person
associatedWith Wingate, Charles E. L. (Charles Edgar Lewis), b. 1861 person
associatedWith Women's Rest Tour Association. corporateBody
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Authors, American--19th century--Archives
Women authors , American
American literature--20th century
American literature--19th century
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
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Birth 1857-12-05

Death 1948-06-21

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