Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane, 1893-1986

Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane, 1893-1986



  • Existence: 1893 - 1986


Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth was born on May 31, 1893 in Buffalo, New York. Coatsworth began her career publishing her poetry in magazines. Her first book was a poetry collection for adults, "Fox Footprints," in 1912. She published her first children's book "The Cat and the Captain" in 1927 followed by "The Cat Who Went to Heaven" in 1930. It won the Newbery Medal for that year. n 1968 she was a highly commended runner-up for the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Award for children's writers. Coatsworth published over 90 books from 1910 to her autobiography and final book in 1976. She died on August 31, 1986.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth manuscript and notebook

Identifier: MS-349
Date(s): 1938 to 1940

Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986), writer. The collection contains a notebook with sketches by Coatsworth for a novel as well as the typescript, with editor's notations, of several chapters of her book "Toast to the King" which was published in 1940.