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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Janet Ayer Fairbank  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1878 in Chicago, Illinois

Died: 1951

-- Janet Ayer Fairbank on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Fairbank was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janet Ayer Fairbank was an author and suffragette. She attended private schools before enrolling at the University of Chicago. Janet Ayer married Kellogg Fairbank, a lawyer. She joined the women’s suffrage movement, and became incresingly involved in political matters. During WWI she joined the Progressive Party and the National Defense committees, and also performed valuable hospital work in Chicago.

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Titles At Your Library

The Cortlandts of Washington Square

University of California Libraries. 1922

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The Smiths

Bobbs Merrill. 1925

the smiths janet a fairbank

Idle Hands

Bobbs-Merrill. 1927

The Bright Land 1934

Arrowsmith. 1934

Printed in Great Britain by J.W. Arrowsmith hardcover 415 pages

Rich Man, Poor Man

Houghton Mifflin Company. 1936