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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cornelia Lynde Meigs  

Pen Name: Adair Aldon, Cornelia Meigs


Born: December 6, 1884 in Rock Island, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Cornelia was born in Rock Island, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cornelia Lynde Meigs was an American author and educator. She began her career in 1915 and continued to write into the 1970s. She wrote over 24 children's books, many of them covering different periods of American history. Meigs was educated at Bryn Mawr College, where she taught for 18 years between 1932 and 1950. She lived in Havre de Grace, Maryland, at the time of her death in 1973.

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-- Newbery Medal for ''Invincible Louisa'' in 1934. Newbery Honors for ''Windy Hill'' in 1921, ''Clearing Weather'' in 1928 and ''Swift Rivers'' in 1932.