Laura E. Richards "Captain January" 1897 Book Signed Autograph Shirley Temple
Laura E. Richards-"Captain January"-1897-Estes & Lauriat-5 1/2" X 7 1/2"-64 pages-hardcover book-Signed By Author.Captain January was an 1891 book, written by Laura E. Richards, and later transformed into two films, the 1924 silent film Captain January , starring Baby Peggy Montgomery and the 1936 musical film Captain January , starring Shirley Temple....Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards (February 27, 1850 - January 14, 1943) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to a high-profile family. During her life, she wrote over 90 books, including children's, biographies, poetry, and others. A well-known children's poem for which she is noted is the literary nonsense verse "Eletelephony."
Her father was Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, an abolitionist and the founder of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind. Samuel Gridley Howe's famous pupil Laura Bridgman was Laura's namesake.
Julia Ward Howe, Laura's mother, was famous for writing the words to The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
In 1871, Laura married Henry Richards. He would accept a management position in 1876 at his family's paper mill at Gardiner, Maine, where the couple moved with their three children.
In 1917, she won a Pulitzer Prize for The Life of Julia Ward Howe, a biography, which she co-authored with her sister, Maud Howe Elliott.The book has been autographed on the title page by Laura E. Richards with a fountain pen in faded black....................................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN USED CONDITION........................