Leitch, Mary Sinton, 1876-1954

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Mary Sinton Lewis Leitch was born 8 September 1876 in New York City, the daughter of Carlton Thomas and Nancy Dunlap McKeen Lewis. She received her early education in private preparatory schools and then attended Smith College and Columbia University and schools in France and Germany. In New York, she served as an inspector of women's prisons and later became a contributing editor to Harper's Monthly, the New York Herald, and the New York Evening Post. On leaving these positions, she began a world tour on sailing ships and tramp steamers in order to gain insight into native languages and customs. She married John David Leitch on 17 October 1907 and settled in Lynnhaven, Virginia. She became one of the founding members of the Poetry Society of Virginia, serving as its president in 1933 and co-president in 1944-1945. In 1932, Mrs. Leitch edited the highly praised Lyric Virginia Today (vol. 1). Mrs. Leitch died 20 August 1954. Her works include The Wagon and the Star (1922), The Unrisen Morrow (1926), The Black Moon (1929), Spider Architect (1937), From Invisible Mountains (1943), Himself and I (1950), and Nightingales on the Moon (1952).

From the description of Mary Sinton Leitch papers, 1929-1954 (James Branch Cabell Library). WorldCat record id: 747860401

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creatorOf Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. Papers of William Stanley Braithwaite [manuscript], 1882-1970. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Guest book of Julia and James Southall Wilson [manuscript], 1922-1937. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. Guest book of Julia and James Southall Wilson, 1922-1937. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943. William Lyon Phelps papers [manuscript], 1909-1941. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leitch, Mary Sinton, 1876-1954. Autograph letter signed Mary Sinton Leitch to: "Miss Bates" March 30, 1925. Wellesley College
creatorOf Carpenter, Margaret Haley. Papers of Margaret Haley Carpenter [manuscript], 1898-1985, bulk 1953-1985. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Stearns, Florence Dickinson, 1883-. Papers of Florence Stearns [manuscript] 1920-55. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Alsop, Robert,. Letters to Josephine Johnson, 1929-1954. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. Editorial correspondence files, H-L, of the Virginian-Pilot [manuscript], 1917-1950. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Oswald Garrison Villard papers, 1872-1949. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Drewry, Guy Carleton, 1901-. Papers of Guy Carleton Drewry, 1929-1970. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Papers, 1897-1930. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Leitch, Mary Sinton, 1876-1954. Mary Sinton Leitch papers, 1929-1954 Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Libraries
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Eastman mss., 1892-1968 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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associatedWith Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929. person
associatedWith Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962. person
associatedWith Carpenter, Margaret Haley. person
associatedWith Drewry, Guy Carleton, 1901- person
associatedWith Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Jaffe, Louis I. (Louis Isaac), 1888-1950. person
correspondedWith Lowell, Amy, 1874-1925 person
associatedWith Phelps, William Lyon, 1865-1943. person
associatedWith Poetry Society of Virginia. corporateBody
associatedWith Stearns, Florence Dickinson, 1883- person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Wilson, James Southall, 1880-1963. person
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Poets, American--Archives
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Birth 1876

Death 1954

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