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Wright, Mabel Osgood, 1859-1934

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    • Barbara, 1859-1934
    • Gardener, 1859-1934
    • Wright, James Osborne, Mrs., 1859-1834
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    • found: Ambassadors of progress, 2001:p. 187 (Mabel Osgood Wright; Mrs. James Osborne Wright, 1859-1934)
    • found: The garden of the commuter's wife, 1906:title page (recorded by the gardener)
    • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, August 3, 2016(Mabel Osgood Wright; born January 26, 1859 in New York City; died July 16, 1934 in Fairfield, Connecticut; American author; early leader in the Audubon movement who wrote extensively about nature and birds; lived in Fairfield Connecticut after her marriage to James Osborne Wright on September 25, 1884; helped organize the Connecticut Audubon Society, became its first president in 1898, and served for many years; from 1905 to 1928, was a director of the National Association of Audubon Societies (now the National Audubon Society); became an associate member of the American Ornithologists' Union in 1895; from her beginnings as a writer about children, nature, and outdoor life, her reception from the public was cordial; when she began to publish works of fiction, she concealed her identity as their author until they had won recognition independently, taking the pseudonym of "Barbara")
    • found: Notable American women, 1607-1950, 1971:pages 682-684 (Mabel Osgood Wright, born in New York City, January 26, 1859; remembered as a nature writer; penned romances under the name "Barbara"; between The garden of a commuter's wife (1901) and The stranger at the gate (1913) there were ten such works, half of them conventional novels, the others freer in form, combining fictional episodes with letters, diary entries, passages of autobiography and social criticism, and pieces on nature study or gardening; died in Farifield, Connecticut, July 16, 1934)
    • found: Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame webiste, August 3, 2016:Mabel Osgood Wright (best known for founding the Connecticut Audubon Society and the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary in Fairfield, Connecticut; prolific career as a nature writer; as she continued her career, her writing began to blend social commentary and fiction; founded the Connecticut Audubon Society in 1896; designed and constructed the Birdcraft Society)
    • found: Connecticut History website, August 3, 2016:A women ahead of her time, Mabel Osgood Wright (founded the Connecticut Audubon Society in 1896 and sat on the advisory board of the National Commission; designed and constructed the Birdcraft Sanctuary at the Connecticut Audubon Society's property in Fairfield in 1914)
    • found: LC database, June 15, 2004(hdg.: Wright, Mable Osgood, 1859-1934; Wright, Mabel O.; Wright, Mabel (Osgood), 1859-1934, Wright, Mabel (Osgood), 1859- ; Wright, Mabel (Osgood), Mrs., 1859-1934; Wright, Mabel (Osgood), Mrs., 1859- )
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    • PS3364.W437
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    • 1982-11-10: new
    • 2016-09-28: revised
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