Anna Chapin Ray

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Anna Chapin Ray
Born January 3, 1865
Westfield, Massachusetts
Died December 13, 1945
Nationality American
Education B.A., M.A.
Alma mater Smith College
Occupation Writer

Anna Chapin Ray (January 3, 1865 – December 13, 1945) was an American author.

Born in Westfield, Massachusetts,[1] she was the daughter of Edward Addison Ray and Helen M. (Chapin).[2] In 1881 she was one of the first three women to take the Yale University entrance exam.[2] She studied at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts[3] where she received a B.A. in 1885 and an M.A. in modern European history in 1888.[2][4]

Beginning in 1889,[2] Anna became a prolific author; her works included many children's books, but she also published adult novels. She wrote during the summer in New Haven, Connecticut, then spent the winter in Quebec.[5] Most of her works were written using the pseudonym Sidney Howard.[3] Her older brother Nathaniel (1858–1917) was a mining engineer and a California state legislator. The two frequently corresponded.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

  • In Blue Creek cañon[7] (1892)
  • Margaret Davis, tutor[7] (1893)
  • Dick: a story for boys and girls[7] (1896)
  • Half a dozen girls (1897)
  • Half a dozen boys: an every-day story (1889)
  • Teddy: her book: a story of sweet sixteen[7] (1898)
  • Each life unfulfilled[7] (1899)
  • Phebe, her profession: a sequel to Teddy: her book[7] (1900)
  • The dominant strain[7] (1903)
  • Sheba[7] (1903)
  • Ursula's freshman[7] (1903)
  • Bumper and baby John (1904)
  • By the good Sainte Anne: a story of modern Quebec[8] (1904)
  • On the firing line" a romance of South Africa[7][8] (1905) with Hamilton Brock Fuller
  • Hearts and creeds[7][8] (1906)
  • Janet : her winter in Quebec[7] (1906)
  • Ackroyd of the faculty (1907)
  • Teddy, her daughter; a sequel to Teddy, her book[7] (1907)
  • Quickened[7] (1908)
  • The bridge builders[8] (1909)
  • Janet at odds[7] (1909)
  • Nathalie's chum (1909)
  • Nathalie's sister: the last of the McAlister records (1909)
  • Sidney at college (1909)
  • Over the quicksands[7][8] (1910)
  • A woman with a purpose[8] (1911)
  • The Brentons (1912)
  • Sidney: her summer on the St. Lawrence (1912)
  • On board the Beatic[7][8] (1913)
  • The responsibilities of Buddie (1913)
  • Letters of a Canadian stretcher bearer (1918) editor

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Bookseller, Newsdealer and Stationer 36 (1), new york: Excelsior Publishing House, January 1, 1912, p. 115. 
  2. ^ a b c d Men and Women of America: A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporaries, New York: L.R. Hamersly, 1909, p. 44. 
  3. ^ a b Oldenziel, Ruth (1999), Making Technology Masculine: Men, Women and Modern Machines in America, 1870-1945, Amsterdam University Press, p. 138, ISBN 9053563814. 
  4. ^ Kramer, John E. (1981), The American college novel: an annotated bibliography, Garland Publishing, p. 44, ISBN 0824093658. 
  5. ^ "Summer Plans of Authors", Lewistin Journal, June 22–25, 1910: 12. 
  6. ^ "Nathaniel Chapin Ray Papers, 1878-1916", Manuscript Collections (New Haven Museum), retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q "Browsing Authors With Titles", The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania), retrieved 2013-02-24. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Smith, Geoffrey D. (1997), American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography, Cambridge University Press, p. 554, ISBN 0521434696. 

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