KATHLEEN THOMPSON NORRIS - INSCRIBED SIGNATURE - HFSID 293713
KATHLEEN THOMPSON NORRIS The authoress signs a 5¼x4 card for Ralph E. Ward. Inscribed signature: "For Ralph E. Ward-/Kathleen Norris", 5¼x4 card, affixed to an 8½x11 page, with a B/w newspaper photograph of Norris affixed above (3 surfaces).
Sale Price $119.00
KATHLEEN THOMPSON NORRIS
The authoress signs a 5¼x4 card for Ralph E. Ward.
Inscribed signature: "For Ralph E. Ward-/Kathleen Norris", 5¼x4 card, affixed to an 8½x11 page, with a B/w newspaper photograph of Norris affixed above (3 surfaces). Once one of the highest paid woman writers in the United States, Kathleen Thompson Norris (1880-1966) began writing after marrying author Charles G. Norris in 1909 and published her first of many novels, Mother, in 1911. She became famous for sentimental, but honest, romantic novels and short stories, as well as a syndicated column that ran for 20 years. 16 of her novels and short stories were adapted to film between 1918 and 1935; her novel Josselyn's Wife was filmed twice (1919 and 1926). A feminist, Norris also supported world disarmament, women's rights and the abolition of the death penalty and, later in life, nuclear weapons. From the collection Ralph Errington Ward (1926-2009) a fighter pilot and squadron commander in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II. Ward became President and CEO of Cheseborough-Ponds, Inc., transforming the cosmetics firm into a major home product conglomerate. Adhesive on verso (light show through). Lightly creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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