Lattimore, Eleanor Frances, 1904-1986

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Eleanor Frances Lattimore was born in China, lived briefly in Switzerland and came to the United States with her parents in 1920. She worked as a free-lance artist, author of children's stories and book illustrator, chiefly of her own books.

From the description of Eleanor Frances Lattimore papers, 1962-1975. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63301722

Eleanor Frances Lattimore was born June 30, 1904, in Shanghai, China, the daughter of American nationals. She grew up in China and came to the United States with her parents in 1920. She was educated at home by her father David (a professor at Chinese universities, and later at Dartmouth college). She studied art at California School of Arts and Crafts, 1920-22, at Art Students League and Grand Central School of Art, New York, NY, 1924.After art school she worked as a free-lance artist until 1930. From 1930 she became known as the illustrator and writer of numerous children's books, often creating stories based on her experiences growing up in China. Many of Lattimore's more than fifty titles were translated into foreign languages and transcribed into braille. She died May 12, 1986 in Raleigh, SC.Biographical Sources:Something About the Author, vol. 7, pp. 155-56.Something about the Author, vol. 48, p. 156.

From the description of Eleanor Lattimore Papers 1962-1975. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 428024771

Born in Shanghai, China, in 1904, Eleanor Frances Lattimore was educated at home by her professor father. She is best known for her books set in China which were written for young children.

From the description of Eleanor Frances Lattimore papers, 1963-1973. (University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus). WorldCat record id: 48935618

Eleanor Frances Lattimore was born June 30, 1904, in Shanghai, China, the daughter of American nationals. She grew up in China and came to the United States with her parents in 1920. She was educated at home by her father David (a professor at Chinese universities, and later at Dartmouth college). She studied art at California School of Arts and Crafts, 1920-22, at Art Students League and Grand Central School of Art, New York, NY, 1924.

After art school she worked as a free-lance artist until 1930. From 1930 she became known as the illustrator and writer of numerous children's books, often creating stories based on her experiences growing up in China. Many of Lattimore's more than fifty titles were translated into foreign languages and transcribed into braille. She died May 12, 1986 in Raleigh, SC.

Biographical Sources:

Something About the Author, vol. 7, pp. 155-56.

Something about the Author, vol. 48, p. 156

From the guide to the Eleanor Lattimore Papers, 1962-1975, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

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associatedWith Howe Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
correspondedWith Richardson, Louise. person
associatedWith USM Libraries. de Grummond Children's Literature Collection. corporateBody
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Children's literature, American--20th century
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Birth 1904-06-30

Death 1986-05-12

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