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Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
.63 linear feet ((1+1/2 file boxes) plus 3 photograph folders)
The collection also includes Earhart family photographs, many with notes in blue ink on the reverse in Amy Otis Earhart's hand; Amy Otis Earhart probably gave these photographs to Janet Mabie.
In 1928, Mabie met Amelia Earhart. She collaborated with Earhart on a number of writing projects until Earhart's disappearance in 1937. Mabie also collaborated with George Palmer Putnam, Earhart's husband, on a biography of Earhart entitled Soaring Wings. Their collaboration ended in controversy and Mabie began work on a biography of her own; Earhart's mother, Amy Otis Earhart, gave her encouragement and material. (See Amy Otis Earhart papers, MC 398, #112.) The original manuscript, "Lady in the High Winds," was rejected by Mabie's publisher, E.P. Dutton & Co., in 1945, and she began making major revisions. By 1959 she had retitled the revised manuscript "A Different Drummer." Health problems and working with J.C. Penney on View From the Ninth Decade (1960) postponed further work on the book indefinitely; it was never published. Mabie died in 1961.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These papers were given to the Schlesinger Library by Janet Mabie's son, Kenneth E. Clapp, in August 1992, and June and November 1997.
- "Love Me Fast" by Margaret N. Taylor
- Box 1: 1-3, 7-24
- Box 2: 25-29
By: Ellen Dyer
- Mabie, Janet. Papers of Janet Mabie, 1912-1960: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
- EAD ID
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