Blanche McManus

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Blanche McManus
Born 1869
East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States
Died 1935
Occupation Illustrator, writer
Spouse(s) Francis Miltoun
Street of Mosques, Tunis, 1908

Blanche McManus (1869–1935)[1] was an American writer and artist. She and her husband, Milburg Francisco Mansfield wrote a series of illustrated travel books, many of which contained automobiles which were new at the time.

Biography[edit]

McManus was born on Talledega Plantation, East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, in 1870 and died in Louisiana on June 13, 1935.[2]

McManus inherited Hampton Hall, a historic mansion in Woodville, Mississippi, with her two sisters in 1909.[3] She did the murals in the parlor.[3]

Publishing history[edit]

Chronological Publishing History of Books Authored/Illustrated by Blanche McManus and Francis Miltoun:
Note: * - Additional titles provided by the Rare Book Dept., Boston Public Library.
Many of these books may have only been cover design illustrations by Blanche McManus.

Date: Author: Title: Publisher: Illustrated by?
1896* Maria Louise Pool Boss and Other Dogs Chicago: Stone and Kimball Blanche McManus
1896* Ian Maclaren Kate Carnegie Dodd, Mead Blanche Mcmanus
1896* Charles Gibbon Margaret Carmichael New Amsterdam Book Co. Blanche McManus
1896 Blanche McManus The True Mother Goose. Boston: Lamson Wolffe & Co. Blanche McManus
1897* Rudyard Kipling Recessional NY: M. F. Mansfield & A. Wessels Blanche McManus
1897* Richard Mansfield Blown Away Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1897 Isaac Watts Childhood's Songs of Long Ago NY: E. R. Herrick Blanche McManus
1897 Emily D. Elton A Mince Pie Dream: A Book of Children's Verse NY: E. R. Herrick & Co. Blanche McManus
1897 Blanche McManus The Voyage of the Mayflower NY: E. R. Herrick & Co. Blanche McManus
1897 Blanche McManus How the Dutch Came to Manhattan NY: E. R. Herrick & Co. Blanche McManus
1898 Tom Hall When Cupid Calls NY: E. R. Herrick & Co. Blanche McManus
c1898* G. A. Henty Henty Series Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1898 Alfred Lord Tennyson Crossing the Bar NY: E. R. Herrick & Co. Blanche McManus
1898 Blanche McManus Told in the Twilight: Stories to Tell Children NY: E. R. Herrick & Co. Blanche McManus
1898 Rudyard Kipling Mandalay NY: M. F. Mansfield & Co. Blanche McManus
1898 Blanche McManus Bachelor Ballads NY: New Amsterdam

Book Co.

Blanche McManus
1898 Walter Mapes A Canticle of Wine, or the Drinking

Song of Walter D. Mapes...

NY: M. F. Mansfield & Co. Blanche McManus
1899* Ruth McEnery Stuart Holly and Pizen The Century Co. Blanche McManus
1899 Lewis Carroll Alice's Adventures in Wonderland NY: M. F. Mansfield &

A. Wessels

Blanche McManus
1899 Rudyard Kipling The Betrothed NY: M. F. Mansfield &

A. Wessels

Blanche McManus
1899 Frank R. Stockton The Adventures of Captain Horn NY: J. E. Rhodes  ?? - McManus

executed the poster

for the book

1899 Blanche McManus The Quaker Colony NY: E. R. Herrick & Co. Blanche McManus
1900 Alfred Lord Tennyson "In Memoriam" London: The Bankside Press Blanche McManus Mansfield
1903 Francis Miltoun The Cathedrals of Northern France Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1904* G. Sidney Paternoster The Motor Pirate Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1904 Blanche McManus The 'Sov'rane Herb' and the Smokers Year, a Calendar for

MDCCCCIIII

Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1904 M.F. and Blanche

McManus Mansfield

Romantic Ireland Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1904 Francis Miltoun Cathedrals of Southern France Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1905* Henry C. Shelley The Spell of Old Paris Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1905* Charles Rudy The Cathedrals of Northern Spain Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1905 Francis Miltoun Rambles in Brittany Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1905 Francis Miltoun Rambles in Normandy Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1905 Blanche McManus Our Little English Cousin Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1905 Blanche McManus Our Little French Cousin Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1905 Francis Miltoun Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1906* Nathaniel Hawthorne In Colonial Days Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1906 Francis Miltoun Castles and Chateaux of Touraine

and the Loire Country

Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1906 Francis Miltoun Rambles on the Riviera Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1906 Blanche McManus Our Little Scotch Cousin Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1906 Blanche McManus Our Little Dutch Cousin Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1907* Charles Dickens The Seven Poor Travelers The Century Co. Blanche McManus
1907 Francis Miltoun The Automobilist Abroad Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1907 Francis Miltoun Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1907 Blanche McManus Our Little Hindu Cousin Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1907 Blanche McManus Our Little Arabian Cousin Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1908* Mary Caroline Crawford Old Boston in Colonial Days Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1908 Francis Miltoun In the Land of Mosques and Minerets Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1908 Francis Miltoun The Spell of Algeria and Tunisia Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1908 Blanche McManus Our Little Egyptian Cousin Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1909* Henry C. Shelley Inns and Taverns of Old London Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1909 Francis Miltoun Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1909 Francis Miltoun Castles and Chateaux of Old

Burgundy & the Border Provinces

Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1910 Francis Miltoun Royal Palaces and Parks of France Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1911 Blanche McManus Our Little Belgian Cousin Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1911 Blanche McManus The American Woman Abroad NY: Dodd, Mead Blanche McManus
1912 Blanche McManus Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes:

Children's Favorite Rhymes & Jingles

NY: The Platt & Peck Co. Blanche McManus
1925 Francis Miltoun The Spell of Normandy Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus
1927 Francis Miltoun The Spell of Brittany Boston: L. C. Page & Co. Blanche McManus

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McManus, Blanche, 1869–1935". Library of Congress Authorities. Library of Congress (loc.gov). Retrieved July 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "Blanche McManus (Mansfield)". Kellscraft Studio (kellscraft.com). February 17, 2008. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form [completed for Hampton Hall]". National Park Service (nps.gov). Retrieved December 11, 2015. 

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