Food

Elizabeth Robins Pennell on A Perfect Breakfast, 1900

Elizabeth Robins Pennell, an American biographer, food and art critic, and traveler who settle in London with her artist husband, Joseph Pennell, had a weakness for eating, cookery, and cookbooks. By the time of her death in 1936, she had accumulated a collection of over 400 cookbooks, all of which she bequeathed to the Library …

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Love

Helen Rowland’s Guide to Love & Matrimony

Helen Rowland was born in Washington, DC in 1876. She attended the Emerson College of Oratory in Boston, graduating in 1895, whereupon she returned to Washington to further her desire to become an actress. She graduated from National School of Acting in Washington in 1896, but her father’s death made it necessary for Rowland to …

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