The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Sanborn, Katherine Abbott

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Sanborn, Katherine Abbott
Edition of 1920. See also Kate Sanborn on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

SANBORN, Katherine Abbott (“Kate Sanborn”), American author and lecturer: b. Hanover, N. H., 11 July 1839; d. 9 July 1917. She earned her first money by writing, at the age of 11, and at 17 engaged in teaching. She lectured on literary topics for 20 years, was teacher of elocution at Packer Institute, Brooklyn, and for several years occupied the chair of English literature at Smith College. She published ‘Home Pictures of English Poets’ (1869); ‘Round Table Series of Literature Lessons’ (1884); ‘The Vanity and Insanity of Genius’ (1885); ‘Adopting an Abandoned Farm’; ‘Abandoning an Adopted Farm’; ‘The Wit of Women’; ‘My Literary Zoo’; ‘Oldtime Wall Papers’ (1905); ‘Hunting Indians in a Taxi Cab’ (1911); a series of calendars, etc.