Grace Allen Hogarth

Grace Allen Hogarth

Born in Newton, Massachusetts in 1905, Grace Weston Allen was educated at the University of California at Berkeley and at Vassar, where she graduated in 1927. She spent two years at the Massachusetts School of Art and Yale University School of Fine Arts, before leaving to work for Oxford University Press, eventually becoming a children's book editor. She moved from Oxford's New York offices to their London headquarters in 1936, marrying publisher William David Hogarth that same year. Hogarth went on to work for a variety of publishers, from Chatto & Windus to Boston-based Houghton Mifflin, where she was employed during the early years of WWII, before returning to Britain in 1944.In addition to her long career as a children's book editor, Hogarth was also a prolific author, publishing - for both children and adults - under her own name, as well as the pseudonyms Amelia Gay, Grace Allen, and Allen Weston. Her papers are held by Vassar College Library.(from: Vassar College Library's Special Collections)
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