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Margaret Carver Leighton Papers

Summary Information
Title: Margaret Leighton Papers
Dates: 1971
Creator: Leighton, Margaret
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1670
The collection consists of one corrected typescript for one title.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Materials are arranged by published title

Biographical Sketch

Margaret (Carver) Leighton was born December 20, 1896, at Oberlin, OH. Her school years were spent in Cambridge, MA, and, during her father's teaching sabbaticals, in France and Switzerland. After graduation from Radcliffe College in 1918, she worked for a publishing house until 1921 when she left to marry Herbert Leighton. Following her husband's untimely death in 1935, she moved to California where she began writing books for young readers. She earned several honors throughout her career including a Commonwealth Club of California Silver Medal for The Singing Cave in 1945, and the 1959 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Memorial Book Award for Comanche of the Seventh . She died June 19, 1987.


Something about the Author 52:112 1988

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collectrion consists of one corrected typescript for one title.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Leighton, Margaret Carver
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
The Other Island 1971 
Note  New York: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1971
Box MF550
typescript, corrected (191 p.)  Box MF550