KNOX, ROSA BELLE, 1879-

Biography: Teacher, children’s writer. Born– Dec. 16, 1879, Talladega, Ala. Parents– W.A. and Mary Belle (Wadsworth) Knox. Education– Agnes Scott College; Columbia University. Childhood was spent largely on the estate of relatives in Sumter County, Ala. and in New York City. Taught 7 years at Mississippi State College. Her first book was on school activities, but she is best known for her children’s books. Source: American Authors and Books; Owen’s The Story of Alabama; files at the Birmingham Public Library. Publication(s): The Boys and Sally Down on a Plantation. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1930. Cousins’ Luck in the Louisiana Bayou Country. New York; Macmillan, 1940. Footlights Afloat. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1937. Gray Caps. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1932. Marty and Company on a Carolina Farm. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1933. Miss Jimmy Deane and What Happened at Pleasant Meadows. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1930. Patsy’s Progress. New York; Dodd Mead, 1935. School Activities and Equipment. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1927. The Step Twins. Garden City, N.Y.; Doubleday, Doran, 1938. Papers; A collection of the papers of Rose Bell Knox is held by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.