The James Hoard McManus Family:Information about Blanche McManus
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Blanche McManus (b. February 02, 1864, d. June 20, 1935)Blanche McManus (daughter of Thomas Hugh McManus and Johanna Wild Tritt) was born February 02, 1864 in Talladega Plan., McManus, LA, and died June 20, 1935 in New Orleans, LA.She married Francis Miltoun Mansfield on October 12, 1898.
Notes for Blanche McManus:
Married Frances Mansfield
Lived in Hampton Hall - Woodville LA
Sources: Who's Who in America 1922-23 pg 2132
News Article - Woodville Republican 1915
Will and papers of succession of Johanna Tritt McManus
Telephone Conversation with Evelyn Lambert - Sept 1978
Samuel McManus and Sarah Griffin and their Descendants in East Feliciana
by Ruth Macmurco
Blanche McManus (fourth child of Thomas Hugh McManus and Joanna Tritt) was
christened at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Jackson, on September 15, 1864,
and spent her early childhood years in East Feliciana. She attended boarding
school in New Orleans and lived for a while in woodville, Mississippi. She
later studied art in Ney York, Boston, and Paris. On October 12, 1898, in New
York City, she married Francis Miltoun Mansfield (b.February 14, 1871, Lynn,
Massachusetts). Much of her adult life she and her husband lived abroad.
Slthough she and her husband collaborated on a number of books, shewas quite
successful in her own right. She wote and illustrated thirteen books, between
1905 and 1911. She illustarated twenty-five books by other suthors. Among these
were Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass and The
Rabaiyat of Omar Khayyam as well as a number of travel books written by her
hysband under the pen name Francis Miltoun. In 1902 Blanche McManus was
commissioned to design and decorate the prayer book carried by King Edward VII
at his coronation.
Blanche McManus is included in many reference books listing artist and
authors. Among these are: Who's Who in America (v. 1 through v. 18 1899/1900
--1934/35); American Authors and Books, 1640-1940; Dictionary of American
Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers; Mallett's Index of Artists; and A
Biographical Index of American Artists.
More About Blanche McManus:
Burial: Hampton Hall, Woodville, MS.
More About Blanche McManus and Francis Miltoun Mansfield:
Marriage: October 12, 1898