GREENE, FRANCES NIMMO, 1867-1937

Biography:

Writer, teacher, librarian. Born– April 5, 1867. Tuscaloosa. Parents– Thomas Finley and Virginia (Owen) Greene. Education– Tuscaloosa Female College.  Local correspondent for the Philadelphia Times, 1883-86; Taught in Birmingham and Montgomery; principal of Capitol Hill School, Montgomery and of La Fayette Public School; in 1909, assistant to the library division of the Alabama State Department of Archives and History; Director of the Birmingham Public Library; columnist and women’s page editor of the Birmingham News. . Resigned in 1913 and returned to Montgomery to devote her life to writing. Wrote chiefly children’s books and textbooks.  Active supporter of Birmingham Little Theater.  Died December 9, 1937.

Source:

Owen’s The Story of Alabama, Vol. 3.

Publication(s):

America First. New York; Scribner, 1918.

The Devil to Pay. New York; Scribner, 1918.

Into the Night; a Story of New Orleans. New York; Grossett & Dunlap, 1909.

Legends of King Arthur and his Court. Boston; Ginn & Co., 1901.

My Country’s Voice. New York; Scribner, 1918.

One Clear Call. New York; Scribner, 1914.

The Right of the Strongest. New York; Scribner, 1913.

Speaking of Adam, a Comedy in Three Acts. Montgomery, Ala.; 1915.

The Ultimate American, a Comedy. Montgomery, Ala.; 1913.

Joint_Publication(s):

American Ideals; a Series of Readers for Schools. New York; Scribner, 1920.

The Last Enemy; a Drama in Three Acts. New York?; (Mimeographed), 193-?

With Spurs of Gold; Heroes of Chivalry and Their Deeds. Boston; Little, Brown, & Co., 1905.