Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Robins, Elizabeth
ROBINS, ELIZABETH (MRS. GEORGE RICHMOND PARKES), an American actress and writer, born in Louisville, Ky. She was educated in Zanesville, Ohio, but the larger part of her life was spent in England. She attained success on the stage in the interpretation of Ibsen's plays. She was best known, however, as a novelist. Her books include “Below the Salt” (1896); “The Open Question” (1898); “The Magnetic North” (1904); “The Convert” (1907); “My Little Sister” 1912; “Way Stations” (1913). She lectured widely on the woman suffrage movement.