Kate Langley Bosher

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Kate Langley Bosher
Portrait of Kate Langley Bosher.jpg
Born(1865-02-01)February 1, 1865
DiedJuly 27, 1932(1932-07-27) (aged 67)
Spouse(s)Charles Gideon Bosher

Kate Langley Bosher (February 1, 1865 – July 27, 1932) was an American novelist from Virginia, best known for her novels Mary Cary (1910) and Miss Gibbie Gault (1911).[1]

Early years and education[edit]

Kate Langley was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Charles H. and Portia V. Langley in 1865. She graduated from the Norfolk College for Young Ladies in 1882.


She married Charles Gideon Bosher in 1887. She was an "ardent suffragist", actively involved in relief work during World War I, and also worked for orphans' welfare.[1]

Mary Cary was adapted to film in the 1921 silent feature Nobody's Kid starring Mae Marsh (as Mary), Kathleen Kirkham, and Anne Schaefer.

Bosher died in Norfolk on July 27, 1932, less than a year after her husband, and buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. They did not have any children.[2]

The 2006 reference work Southern Writers: A New Biographical Dictionary describes Bosher's work as "sentimental and romantic; her characters are lively and their adventures amusing."[2]

Selected works[edit]

"They Didn't Meet At All Like I Expected." Frontispiece to Mary Cary (1910), by Frances Rogers
  • Bobbie (1899) (under pseudonym Kate Cairns)
  • When Love Is Love (1904)[3]
  • Mary Cary, Frequently Martha (1910)
  • Miss Gibbie Gault (1911) (sequel to Mary Cary)[4]
  • The House of Happiness (1912)
  • The Man in Lonely Land (1913)
  • How It Happened (1914)
  • People Like That (1916)
  • Kitty Canary (1918)
  • His Friend, Miss McFarlane (1919)


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