Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott|
September 22, 1872|
|Died||June 4, 1958
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (Mrs. Fordyce Coburn) (September 22, 1872 – June 4, 1958), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, was a nationally recognized American author. She was a frequent contributor to The Ladies' Home Journal.
Abbott was the daughter of clergyman Edward Abbott, who edited the journal Literary World; and the granddaughter of noted children's author Jacob Abbott. She attended Radcliffe College, and after completing her studies worked as a secretary and teacher at Lowell State Normal School.
Later life and literary career
In 1908 Abbott married Dr. Fordyce Coburn and relocated with him to Wilton, New Hampshire. Soon after moving, several widely read magazines accepted her work for publication. Two of her poems were accepted by Harper’s Monthly Magazine in 1909. She went on to publish seventy-five short stories and fourteen romantic novels. Being Little in Cambridge When Everyone Else Was Big is an autobiography written by Abbott about her childhood in Cambridge.
Abbott had no children. She died in 1958 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
The Eleanor Hallowell Abbott Papers are held by The University of New Hampshire Library in the Milne Special Collections. The collection primarily consists of typescripts of Abbott's short stories.
- Molly Make-Believe 1910
- The Sick-a-Bed Lady (and other tales) 1911
- The White Linen Nurse 1913
- Little Eve Edgarton 1914
- The Indiscreet Letter 1915
- The Ne'er Do Much 1918
- Love and Mrs. Kendrue 1919
- Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs 1920
- Silver Moon 1923
- But Once A Year: Christmas Stories 1928
- Being Little in Cambridge when Everyone Else was Big 1936
- "Eleanor Hallowell Abbott". Cambridge Women's Heritage Project. City of Cambridge, MA. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
- "Abbott, Eleanor Hallowell". Who Was Who Among North American Authors, 1921-1939. Detroit: Gale Research Co. 1976. p. 2. ISBN 0810310414.
- "Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (1872-1958)". Library Special Collections. University of New Hampshire. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
- "Abbott, Eleanor Hallowell." American Women Writers: A Critical Reference Guide from Colonial Times to the Present. Gale. 2000. Retrieved August 13, 2012 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com
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