Author:Emma Speed Sampson

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Emma Speed Sampson
(1868–1947)
Maiden name Emma Keats Speed; American journalist, film censor and author of humorous novels and juvenile fiction. She continued the Mary Louise series of girls' novels after the death of its creator L. Frank Baum and is best remembered for her children's books series, Miss Minerva and William Green Hill, created using the characters of a popular book of the same name by Frances Boyd Calhoun.

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Children's fiction[edit]

Mary Louise[edit]

(As Edith Van Dyne, continuing the Mary Louise series started by L. Frank Baum after his death. In her later books Josie O'Gorman takes over the series.)

  • Mary Louise Adopts a Soldier (1919) Illus. by Joseph W. Wyckoff
  • Mary Louise at Dorfield (1920) illus. Maude Martin Evers
  • Mary Louise Stands the Test (1921)
  • Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman (1922), illust. by Harry W. Armstrong
  • Josie O'Gorman and the Meddlesome Major (1924)

Molly Brown[edit]

(As Nell Speed, continuing the series started by her)

  • Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days (1914), illust. by Charles L. Wrenn
  • Molly Brown's Orchard Home (1915) (external scan)

Tucker Twins[edit]

(As by Nell Speed, who died before the series began)

  • At Boarding School With the Tucker Twins (1915), illust. by A. O. Scott (external scan)
  • Vacation With the Tucker Twins (1916) illust. by A. O. Scott Project Gutenberg
  • Back at School With the Tucker Twins (1917)
  • Tripping With the Tucker Twins (1919)
  • A House Party With the Tucker Twins (as by Nell Speed, (1921), illust. by A. O. Scott (external scan)
  • In New York With the Tucker Twins (1924)


Miss Minerva/William Green Hill[edit]

(Series created with the characters of a popular book by Frances Boyd Calhoun, Miss Minerva and William Green Hill[1] (1908))

  • Billy and the Major (1918) illus. William Donahey
  • Miss Minerva's Baby (1920)
  • Miss Minerva on the Old Plantation (1923)
  • Miss Minerva Broadcasts Billy (1925)

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Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1947, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.