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Hancock, Frances Ann Johnson, 1900-1979



Frances Ann Johnson Hancock was born on June 10, 1900, in Whitfield, New Hampshire. She graduated from Plymouth Normal School in 1920. Interested in New Hampshire subjects, she published her first composition, a song entitled "Old Man of the Mountains" in 1926. Hancock was a prolific writer and some of her articles such as "New Hampshire Facts and Folks" and "Do you know New Hampshire?" were published weekly in local newspapers. She also developed several textbooks for use in the teaching of English and New Hampshire history, including "New Hampshire For Young Folks" in 1944. In 1961, Hancock married Frank R. Hancock, Director of the Bretton Woods Boy Singers, a popular White Mountains summer attraction. She continued to write several more textbooks as well as a history of the Bretton Woods Boy Singers and a book of poetry "Hill Country Autumn." Hancock died on October 11, 1979.

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Frances Hancock papers

Identifier: ML-36
Date(s): 1870 to 1979

Frances Ann Johnson Hancock (1900-1979), writer and teacher. The collection consists of manuscripts of books, articles, poetry and essays on New Hampshire and the White Mountains region, juvenile works on New Hampshire, essays and poetry on the Profile (Old Man of the Mountain) and a history of Bretton Woods Boy Singers as well as some personal material.

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