Eleanore <I>Myers</I> Jewett


Eleanore Myers Jewett

Death 30 Mar 1967 (aged 76)
Burial Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 109972795 View Source

Eleanore Myers Jewett was an ambitious, witty and prolific woman who had a strong sense of self and a healthy dose of mischievous humor. She was a superb storyteller and pushed herself to excel in higher education at a time when few women had the chance.

She put her undergraduate degree in Medieval English to good use, having it serve as the basis of her creative and detailed historical fiction for children.

A native New Yorker who wished to be as specific and accurate a writer as possible, Mrs. Jewett wrote about faraway lands such as Tibet, Korea, and Egypt only after research and discussions....

After graduating from Barnard in 1912, Jewett matriculated at Columbia University’s School of Philosophy to earn a Masters in Medieval Comparative Literature in 1915. She remained in the city teaching English and History to 5th through 7th graders at Miss Jacob’s School until her marriage to Dr. Harvey Jewett whom she met while he was studying for his MD at Columbia University.

Together they relocated to Canandaigua, New York where Dr. Jewett’s family had practiced medicine for three generations.

Mrs. Jewett bore two daughters and raised them with her husband in upstate New York.


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  • Created by: RWicks
  • Added: 4 May 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 109972795
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eleanore Myers Jewett (4 Apr 1890–30 Mar 1967), Find a Grave Memorial ID 109972795, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua, Ontario County, New York, USA ; Maintained by RWicks (contributor 46792405) .