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Biography of Kate Douglas Wiggin


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Wiggin, Kate Douglas. Author. Born in Philadelphia, September 28, 1859. Graduate of Abbott Academy, Andover, MA, 1878. Married March 30, 1895, George C. Riggs. Wiggin organized the first free kindergartens for poor children on the Pacific coast; was interested in that work ever after. Continued her name of "Kate Douglas Wiggin" in her literary work. Author: "The Birds' Christmas Carol," "The Story of Patsy," "A Summer in a Canon," "Timothy's Quest," "The Story Hour" (with Nora A. Smith), "Children's Rights" (with same), "A Cathedral Courtship," "Penelope's English Experiences," "Polly Oliver's Problem," "The Village Watch Tower," "Froebel's Gifts" (with Nora Smith), "Froebel's Occupations" (with same), "Kindergarten Principles and Practice" (with same), "Nine Love Songs and a Carol," "Marm Lisa," "Penelope's Progress," "Penelope's Experiences in Ireland," "The Diary of a Goose Girl," "Rebecca," "The Affair at the Inn" (collaboration), "Rose o' the River." Editor (with Nora Archibald Smith): "Golden Numbers," "The Posy Ring."