Friday, November 15, 2013
Frances W. Delehanty
I want to thank fellow collector Richard Schimmelpfeng who did most of the research for this article .
Two weeks ago Richard Schimmelfeng asked me what I knew about her and we decided to collaborate .
Image of Daniel Delehanty bookplate from Special Collections Department University of Delaware Library
|Jean Adams Gair|
“Bookplate for Robert Means Thompson, ” Digital Collections - Lake Forest College, , http://collections.lakeforest.edu/items/show/6720.
Carol Ann Brown, Director of the Old Bethlehem Historical Society sent this image of
|Lauren Ford on left, Frances Delehanty on right|
Frances W. (Fanny) Delehanty, American artist, illustrator, 1879-1977. Born in San Francisco, lived in New York City area, possibly Washington D.C. area also. Listed in New York City Social Register. She descended from both the Washington and Madison families. She studied at Pratt Institute and had one woman shows in New York City. In later years, circa 1940s, she lived in Bethlehem Connecticut with Lauren Ford (1891-1973), another artist, at “Sheepfold” on Crane Hollow Road. She spent some years in France, served as a nurse in World War I, and after World War II she and Miss Ford brought nuns from Solesmes to Bethlehem where they started the present Benedictine Abbey of Regina Laudis.
She was an author and illustrator of several children’s books for young Catholics.
As an illustrator she used the name of F.W. Delehanty, or Frances W. Delehanty, and used a monogram of FD. Apparently in later years she used the name of Fanny, rather than Frances.
Adelrich Benziger (monogram ’01)
Theodore E. Blake (monogram ’20)
Edgar Howard Boles (F.W. Delehanty 1921)
Cyris Townsend Brady (monogram ’07)
Victor E. Brenner (monogram)
Daniel Delehanty, U.S. Navy
Blanca Duncan (Frances W. Delehanty)
Thomas Butler Eastland (monogram)
Louisine Waldron Ferrier (monogram)
Francisca Club (F.S. Delehanty 04)
Alva B. Gimbel (F.W. Delehanty)
Herbert Ten Broeck Jacquelin (monogram)
Clarence H. Mackay (monogram ’07)
Katherine Mackay (Frances W. Delehanty ’07)
Ethel Louise McLean F.W. Delehanty ’09)
Caroline Newhall (F.W. Delehanty)
Sarah Thompson Pell (F.W. Delehanty ’05)
Pratt Art Club (monogram ’06)
Constance Helen Pulitzer (F.W. Delehanty)
Almira Rockefeller (monograpm ’20)
Urline Sibley (F.W. Delehanty ’10)
Kate Cameron Simmons
Nora E. Snow (monogram)
James H. Weeks Memorial Collection (monogram)
Canticle of the Three Children in the Fiery Furnace. New York : Sheed & Ward, 1936.
The Works of Jesus, by Edna S. Little. San Francisco : Paul Elder Co., 1909.
Cover by Frances W. Delehanty.
A Group of Recent Portraits by Frances W. Delehanty. New York : Ferargil Galleries. 1927.
Sunday Mass Set to Single Gregorian Formulae, by Justine Ward. New ed. Desclee. 1943.
Heralds of the King : the story of the Nativity, by Gertrude Crownfield ;
NEW YORK SOCIAL BLUE BOOK--1930
Delehanty, Mrs. Daniel 439 E. 51 Miss Bertha R. Delehanty Miss Frances W. Delehanty Mr. Thornton W. Delehanty
Journal of the Ex Libris Society, v. 15 (1904) p. 117.
Rights, Edith. Women Bookplate Artists .(privately printed)
Obituary, Hartford Courant, Jan. 14, 1977.