Presenter(s) Information

Belinda Anderson, Belinda AndersonFollow

Start Date

9-11-2017 4:30 PM

End Date

9-11-2017 5:15 PM

Location

Knowland Room

Session Description

Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller was one of the best paid literary women in the world in the 19th century. Her income built the Cedars, an estate in Alderson, inGreenbrierCounty, that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Once, it would have been nearly impossible to find a copy of Mrs. Miller’s work Then, in a twist of fate unlikely by even Mrs. Miller’s plot standards, a university library stumbled across a cache of her novels.

Meanwhile, author Belinda Anderson came across Mrs. Miller’s typed autobiography in museum archives. Come hear Belinda share how Mrs. Miller overcame personal challenges that rivaled those of her characters and hear some of the juiciest excerpts of her work.

You’ll also meet one of those heroic librarians from Villanova. Demian Katz will discuss the discovery of the books, the process of bringing them online, and the surprising consequences of doing so.

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All

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Nov 9th, 4:30 PM Nov 9th, 5:15 PM

Finding Mrs. Miller: How a Library Resurrected the Legacy of a Forgotten Author

Knowland Room

Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller was one of the best paid literary women in the world in the 19th century. Her income built the Cedars, an estate in Alderson, inGreenbrierCounty, that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Once, it would have been nearly impossible to find a copy of Mrs. Miller’s work Then, in a twist of fate unlikely by even Mrs. Miller’s plot standards, a university library stumbled across a cache of her novels.

Meanwhile, author Belinda Anderson came across Mrs. Miller’s typed autobiography in museum archives. Come hear Belinda share how Mrs. Miller overcame personal challenges that rivaled those of her characters and hear some of the juiciest excerpts of her work.

You’ll also meet one of those heroic librarians from Villanova. Demian Katz will discuss the discovery of the books, the process of bringing them online, and the surprising consequences of doing so.