Scope and Contents
This collection includes a copy of Mary Hannah Krout's book, The Memoirs of Hon. Bernice Pauahi Bishop, published in 1908. Attached to the endpaper in the front of the book is an April 17, 1907 letter sent to Krout from Charles R. Bishop, Bernice Pauahi Bishop's husband, in response to an interest in writing a biography of his wife. Also includes and attached to the inside back cover of the book is a March 18, 1909 letter sent to Krout by Samuel M. Damon regarding a $50.00 payment to her from the Bishop Trust Co. "as a slight token" of Mr. Bishop's satisfaction in the book and his regard.
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Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Mary Hannah Krout was a well known Indiana author and newspaper woman. She was born November 3, 1851 in Crawfordsville, Indiana to Robert and Caroline (Brown) Krout. She published her first poem before her twelfth birthday and at the age of fifteen, published "Little Brown Hands," a poem that swept the country and was added to most school readers of the day. She taught school and wrote for several newspapers before being hired as a regular reporter at The Crawfordsville Journal. She was made associate editor of the Crawfordsville paper in 1881 and was hired by the Terre Haute Express as its editor the following year. In 1888, she moved to Chicago and for ten years was on the staff of the Inter-Ocean. Over her tenure with the Chicago paper, she worked as a staff correspondenct in Hawaii and London and wrote several articles from Australia. In addition to her career in journalism, she also authored several books and lectured on woman's suffrage. She retired to her family home in Crawfordsville and passed away there at the age of 75 on May 31, 1927.
"Mary Hannah Krout, Prominent Writer Succumbs at Home." The Crawfordsville Journal (Ind.), May 31, 1927.
Banta, R.E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1816-1916. Crawfordsville, Ind.: Wabash College, 1949.
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