Eleanor B. North poetry books and correspondence
Scope and Contents
Four published volumes of poetry written by Eleanor B. North, who taught at St. Mary's Female Seminary-Junior College from 1941-1949. All books are signed, addressed to "'Fellow Pilgrims' with love." A 1976 article in The Enterprise stated that she published 6 books - this collection contains 4 books.
Biographical / Historical
Eleanor B. North, poet, college professor, and lecturer, was a sscholarship student at Harvard University and pursued graduate studies at Cambridge, Oxford, and the University of London. She long served as a sponsor of the "Literary Pilgrimages," which brought a small group of American university students to Europe. A literary award is named after Ms. North at Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgia. During the 1940s she taught at St. Mary's Female Seminary-Junior College in St. Mary's City, Maryland.
She was fondly remembered by her students and appears often in students' recollections of their time at the school if they had intersected with Ms. North. Eleanor North often maintained correspondences with former students, whom she referred to as "fellow pilgrims."
According to the 'About The Author' section of 1979's "Sunrise," Eleanor Beryl North has published seven books of poetry, including: "Gracea notes." Cedar Rapids : Torch Press, 1952; "My heart sings." Los Angeles : National Poetry Press, 1969; "High tide." Detroit : Harlo, 1973; "Bright star." Detroit : Harlo, 1975; and "Sunrise." Detroit, Mich. : Harlo, 1979. The latter four books are held by both the St. Mary's College of Maryland Library and Archive.
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Four published volumes of poetry written by Eleanor B. North, who taught at St. Mary's Female Seminary-Junior College from 1941-1949. All books are signed, addressed to "'Fellow Pilgrims' with love."
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Anne (Dennis) Wood '49 JC, June 15, 2014. (2013.04)
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