Title: Stories of Many Lands
Author: Greenwood, Grace
Publication date: 1866
Library: University of Iowa Main Library
Call number: PS2247 .S7 1886
Submitted by: Matthew P. Brown
A bestselling journalist and author, “Grace Greenwood” was the pseudonym of Sara Jane Clarke Lippincott (1823-1904). A prolific Victorian writer, she partook of a sentimental aesthetic that reached a broad audience through national and international news coverage for adults, instructive works for children, and moralistic tales for all ages. Greenwood was a “magazinist,” supporting herself (and family) in the literary marketplace through periodical publishing and editing—short pieces that then translated to book publications. *Stories of Many Lands* is one such book publication, one of a series of successes for the children’s market that was borne of Greenwood’s success editing, with her spouse, a magazine for young readers called *The Little Pilgrim*. (Source: *Dictionary of Literary Biography*).
A gift inscription reads “To Elizabeth with best / wishes from / Leo [Les?] Hayes / Oct. 15th 1909.” A signature with formal calligraphy — “Rev. Henry T. Dewey” — is found on a small insert card, at page 113.