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Frances Mossiker Papers, 1957-1970
6 boxes (3 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 109

Abstract:
Novelist. Papers include correspondence; writings; photographs and illustrations for her books; notes for broadcasts and speeches; awards; newspaper clippings; reviews; and publicity.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Frances Mossiker, undated

Frances Mossiker, undated

Frances (Fanny) Sanger Mossiker was born on 9 April 1906. She was a non-graduating member of Smith College, Class of 1927, where she earned Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year. She also studied at Barnard and the Sorbonne. She married Dallas businessman Jacob Mossiker in 1926 and settled with him in Texas. Mossiker had a life-long interest in 17th and 18th century France and wrote several biographies and works of historical fiction with that as the backdrop: The Queen's Necklace (1961), Napoleon and Josephine: A Biography of a Marriage (1964), The Affair of the Poisons (1969), More Than a Queen (1971), and Madame de Sevigne (1983). In 1961, she won two awards for The Queen's Necklace: the Carr Collins Award for best non-fiction book by a Texas author, and an award from Theta Sigma Phi, the National Fraternity for Women in Journalism. She won the Carr Collins Award again in 1964 for Napoleon and Josephine. She also published several translations. Frances Mossiker died on 9 May 1985.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frances Mossiker Papers consist of correspondence 1961-71; writings, 1961-83; undated photographs of Mossiker; photographic reproductions of paintings, for use in her books; notes for broadcasts and speeches, 1961-62; awards, 1961; newspaper clippings, 1960-69; reviews, 1961; and publicity, 1961-65.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright to unpublished materials may be owned by the creator, or their heirs or assigns. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Frances Mossiker Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

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Language
English