MARY ELLEN CHASE AUTOGRAPHED BOOK PLATE


Mary Ellen Chase was born February 24, 1887 in Blue Hill, Maine, USA – died July 28, 1973 in Northampton, Massachusetts.  Mary Ellen Chase was a teacher, scholar, and writer. Chase received a Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota where she served as an assistant professor from 1922 to 1926. She taught at Smith College from 1926 until her retirement in 1955. She wrote more than 30 books, many using her cherished Maine heritage as the setting, capturing the unique spirit and chronicling a way of life for generations. Her most famous of these works include Mary Peters, Silas Crockett, Windswept, and Edge of Darkness. Chase was one of the most important regional literary figures of the early twentieth century. She stood as one of the leading writers of her era. Original Mary Ellen Chase Autographed Book Plate, mounted on a Fly Leaf. Approx. Size of Book Plate 3 1/4 x 4 1/8 inches, approx. size of fly leaf 5 3/8 x 7 3/4 inches. Regular Price – $ 115.00 / Sale Price – $ 48.95.

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