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THANE, Elswyth [1900-1984] -- American writer

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BEEBE, Elswyth Thane

Born Helen Ricker, she changed her name to Elswyth Thane in 1918. She wrote historical novels that still have a wide following around the world, and more than 30 books in all, both fiction and non-fiction. Perhaps best known are her seven novels in the so-called Williamsburg series.

At age 27 she married famed explorer and naturalist William Beebe, ¤ who was then 50. It was his second marriage.  -30-
 

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1918
Her family moves to NY (from Iowa) and she changes her name to Elswyth Thane
1926
Her first novel, Riders of the Wind
1927
She marries William Beebe, who is nearly twice her age
1972
Her last novel, Fighting Quaker: Nathaniel Greene

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