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Pickett, La Salle Corbell, 1848-1931

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1848 - 1931

La Salle Corbell Picket was born on May 16, 1843 in Chuckatuck, Virginia. She attended the Lynchburg Female Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia. Pickett obtained a professorship in belles-lettres and taught French, Latin and piano in Sherbrooke, Canada. After her husband's death, she secured a position as a government clerk in the Federal Pensions Office sufficient to support herself and son. In the 1880s, she became a popular writer and speaker. Her first book was published in 1899, "Pickett and His Men". Between 1899 and 1931 Pickett toured America and wrote for "Cosmopolitan," "McClure's" and other popular magazines; and published more than a half dozen books. She died march 22, 1931.

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La Salle Corbell Pickett manuscripts

MS-339
 Collection
Identifier: MS-339
Overview La Salle Corbet Picket (1848-1931), writer. The collection contains manuscripts of two published books, "Across my path" (1916) and "What happened to me" (1917) as well as the unpublished manuscript of "Esther," and of series of short biographical sketches of Civil War and late 19th century personalities.