Elizabeth Coatsworth papers

Creator: Coatsworth, Elizabeth, 1893-1986
Abstract: The American author Elizabeth Coatsworth, born in Buffalo, New York, in 1893, was a prolific poet and writer of fiction and nonfiction for adults. She is best remembered, however, as a writer of children’s books. Between 1927 and 1975 she published over 80 books for children, and her book The Cat Who Went to Heaven won the Newberry medal in 1931. The Elizabeth Coatsworth Papers represents a small collection of family papers relating to the poet and children’s author Elizabeth Coatsworth. Included in the collection are letters to Coatsworth from the English poet and novelist L.A.G. Strong and from the American author Josephine Pinckney. Also included are a number of letters to Coatsworth’s husband, the writer Henry Beston. The collection contains about thirty pages of Coatsworth’s school exercises, a photograph of a young girl, presumably Coatsworth, a signed passport photograph, Christmas and greeting cards, printed material realted to Hingham, Massachusetts, and a copy of some publications and sheet music.
Date(s): 1902-1948
Call Number: MSS 0437