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The Margaret Ayer
Collection contains one watercolor and pencil study for the book jacket of
Surprise at Sampey Place , published in
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Surprise at Sampey Place, 1950
Margaret Ayer was born in New York City, educated at the Philadelphia
Museum School of Industrial Art, and lived as an author and illustrator of
books targeted to young people throughout life until her passing in 1981.
Writing and illustrating over forty-five titles, Ayer utilized her knowledge of
the Far East to proliferate her free-lance illustrative abilities. As Ayer was
growing up, her family spent most of their time in Mexico and the Philippine
Islands. It was here, that her love for art abounded. She published her first
self-illustrated book in 1933 entitled Magic
Biographical source: Something About the
Author . Volume 15, 1979.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Margaret Ayer Collection contains one watercolor and pencil study
for the book jacket of Surprise at Sampey Place ,
published in 1950.
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of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
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Surprise at Sampey Place 1950
Note Wright, Frances Fitzpatrick
New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury , 1950
Box MC 520
watercolor and pencil study for jacket
(1 p.) Box MC 520