Creator

Date Original

1889

Description

This note by Alice French quotes her book "Knitters in the Sun." The note was written in Davenport, Iowa, and signed, Octave Thanet.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alice French, pen name Octave Thanet, was born March 19, 1850, in Massachusetts, and moved with her family to Davenport, Iowa, in 1856. She established a winter retreat at Clover Bend Plantation, Lawrence County, Arkansas, with a friend, Jane Crawford, in 1883. French visited this home until 1909, and her writing was greatly influenced by the time she spent in Arkansas, with many of her stories based in the state. In 1887, she published a book called "Knitters in the Sun," which consisted of a collection of her short stories. Alice French died January 9, 1934, in Iowa.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Iowa

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.032.008

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Octave Thanet [Alice French] note, SMC.032.008

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Octave Thanet [Alice French] note, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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