Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970

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Frances Parkinson Wheeler Keyes (1885-1970), born in Virginia, was married to Henry Wilder Keyes (1863-1938); they had three children. Henry W. Keyes became governor of New Hampshire in 1917 and a United States senator in 1919. The family maintained multiple residences. Frances Parkinson Keyes wrote popular romantic novels emphasizing local color, descriptions of life among the upper classes, and generation-spanning sagas. She wrote over fifty books, alternating between books about Louisiana with those in other settings, spending the late winter in New Orleans, the summer in Europe, and the rest of the year in New England or South America. She established a writing center in Beauregard House (later known as Beauregard-Keyes House), 1113 Chartres St., New Orleans, La.

From the description of Frances Parkinson Keyes papers, 1898-1971. (Tulane University). WorldCat record id: 742059692

Epithet: author; wife of Henry Keyes

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001186.0x00037f

Author of several novels; columnist for Good Housekeeping; editor of the National Historical Magazine, publication of the Daughters of American Revolution; wife of Henry Wilder Keyes, former governor and U.S. Senator of New Hampshire.

From the description of Correspondence, 1927-1938. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 49855083

Frances Parkinson Keyes was the First Lady of New Hampshire, having married Henry Wilder Keyes in 1904, who became governor in 1917 and a U.S. Senator in 1919. She wrote romantic novels emphasizing local color, descriptions of life among the upper classes, and generation-spanning sagas. Beginning with Crescent Carnival, Keyes developed a pattern of alternating books about Louisiana with those in other settings, spending the late winter in New Orleans, the summer in Europe, and the rest of the year in New England or South America.

From the description of Frances Parkinson Keyes manuscript, circa 1947. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 180772479

From the description of Frances Parkinson Keyes collection, 1942-1962. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 180772477

Writer of fiction and travel books of New Orleans, La.

From the description of Frances Parkinson Keyes letter, 1953 Apr. 17. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 86115687

From the description of Frances Parkinson Keyes papers, 1944-1948. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 86114859

American author.

From the description of Papers of Frances Parkinson Keyes [manuscript], 1929-1969 (bulk 1950-1963). (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647843377

From the description of Papers of Frances Parkinson Keyes, 1952-1963. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136161

Author and poet.

From the description of Letters, 1917-1952. (Manchester City Library). WorldCat record id: 35632060

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creatorOf Keyes, Henry W., 1863-1938. Letters, 1920?-1924. New Hampshire Historical Society Library
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Typed letter signed Frances Parkinson Keyes to: "My dear Mrs. Halle" September 10, 1932. Wellesley College
creatorOf Johnson, Meredith. Correspondence with prominent Americans [manuscript] 1948-57. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Robert Haven Schauffler Correspondence, TXRC96-A17., 1872-1964 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Frances Parkinson Keyes letter to Richard R. Baker [manuscript] 1950 August 28. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fontenot, Mary Alice. Papers 1946- University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Edith Garland Dupre Library
creatorOf Casey, Constance Marion Dudley, 1915-. Papers of the Casey and Dudley families, 1923-1988. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Deutsch, Hermann B. (Hermann Bacher), 1889-1970. Hermann Bacher Deutsch papers, 1827-1970. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn Gould, Lewis L. Gubernatorial spouses collection, 1908-1971. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Wilmot family. Wilmot family collection, 1846-1962. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
creatorOf Vol. xv (ff. 242). Jebb, Eleanor – Lewin, Ronald.includes:f. 1 Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh, novelist: Eleanor Jebb, daughter of Hilaire Belloc; wife of R Jebb: Letter to Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh from Eleanor Jebb: 1951.ff. 2-7v Evelyn Arthur ... British Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers, 1833, 1884-1972 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Letter : New Orleans, La., to David Lawson, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1959 Mar. 4 / Frances Parkinson Keyes. Cleveland Public Library, Main Library
referencedIn Jessie Tarbox Beals Photograph Collection, [1900-1940] (Bulk 1904-1920) @ 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Frances Parkinson Keyes papers, 1944-1948. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Frances Parkinson Keyes letter, 1953 Apr. 17. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Frances Parkinson Keyes papers, 1898-1971. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
referencedIn United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Treasury Department War Bond literary collection, ca. 1940-1946, 1978. Xavier University of Louisiana, XULA
referencedIn Flagg, Mildred Buchanan, 1886-1980. Papers, 1876-1955 (inclusive), 1900-1955 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Letters, 1917-1952. UNH Durham, Dimond Library
referencedIn Furman, Bess, 1894-1969. Bess Furman papers, 1728-1967 (bulk 1900-1966). Library of Congress
referencedIn Williams, Annie Laurie, 1894-1977. Annie Laurie Williams records, 1922-1971. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Miller, Emma Guffey, 1874-1970. Papers: Series I-II, 1833-1975 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Schauffler, Robert Haven, 1879-1964. Correspondence, 1872-1964. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Sam Schaefler historical and literary letters and documents, 1674-1970s Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Bess Furman Papers, 1728-1967, (bulk 1900-1966) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn University of Virginia. Library. Reference Dept. Reference Department correspondence files, 1906, 1927-1980. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf League of Vermont Writers. League of Vermont Writers papers, 1928-1942. Vermont Historical Society
referencedIn Correspondence and compositions, 1870-1963. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Frances Parkinson Keyes manuscript, circa 1947. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Papers of Frances Parkinson Keyes [manuscript], 1929-1969 (bulk 1950-1963). University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Correspondence, 1927-1938. New York State Library
referencedIn Angela Morgan Papers, 1893-1957 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Typed letter signed Frances Parkinson Keyes to: "My dear Mr. Wile" April 8, 1932. Wellesley College
creatorOf Bradford, Gamaliel, 1863-1932. Lee Chapel papers [manuscript] 1923-1924. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Papers of Frances Parkinson Keyes, 1952-1963. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Frances Parkinson Keyes collection, 1942-1962. Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Also the hills. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Keyes, Henry Wilder. Correspondence file, 1930, from Horace Liveright, Inc. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Fontenot, Mary Alice. person
associatedWith Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. person
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associatedWith Johnson, Meredith, person
associatedWith Jones, Archer, 1926- , person
associatedWith Kenmore (Fredericksburg, Va. : Dwelling) corporateBody
associatedWith Keyes, Henry Wilder, 1863-1938. person
associatedWith Kleeman, Rita Halle, b. 1885. person
associatedWith Lawson, David. person
associatedWith League of Vermont Writers. corporateBody
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associatedWith Moffitt, Sally, M., person
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correspondedWith Pease, Arthur Stanley, 1881- person
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associatedWith Rugg, Harold Goddard, 1883-1957. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)
New Orleans (La.)
Louisiana--New Orleans
United States
20th century
New Orleans (La.)
Subject
Missions--history
Dinners and dining
American fiction--Women authors
Authors and publishers
Women in public life
Authors, American--20th century
New Deal, 1933-1939
Occupation
Women authors, American--Louisiana--New Orleans
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Birth 1885-07-21

Death 1970-07-03

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