Frances Parkinson Keyes collection, 1942-1962.

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Keyes, Frances Parkinson, 1885-1970. Frances Parkinson Keyes collection, 1942-1962.

Frances Parkinson Keyes collection, 1942-1962.

Christmas cards with an illustrated personal message from Keyes, a biographical sketch of Keyes, and autographed dinner invitations celebrating the publication of Crescent Carnival and The Chess Players.

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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 wit...