Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Inimitable Carolyn Wells

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 2, 2008

Selections from scrapbooks (ca. 1910s)  kept by the writer Carolyn Wells, author of, among other titles,:
“The Seven Ages of Childhood,” “The Happychaps,” “Folly in Fairyland,” and “Ptomaine Street: A Tale of Warble Petticoat”.

She also collaborated on several books with the artist Oliver Herford, who indulged her passion for cats with such whimsies as these:

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  1. Elizabeth Foxwell said, on September 3, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Thank you for this fascinating look at mystery author Carolyn Wells (her novel _The Clue_ [1909] appears on the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstone list of essential mysteries).

    The 1908 letter appears to be from a Fairbanks. Is that C. M. Fairbanks, the editor of _Browning’s Magazine_?


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