Biography and History

Vance Thompson was an author and playwright best known for penning one of the first low-carbohydrate diet books, Eat and Grow Thin. Born in 1863, Thompson graduated from Princeton University in 1883 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Jena in Sachsen-Weimar, Germany. He wrote several dramas and books, and he served as editor-in-chief of M'lle New York and The Outline of Christianity. Thompson died in 1925.

Source: From the finding aid for C0224

  • Vance Thompson Papers. 1894-1925 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0224

    The Vance Thompson Papers consists of manuscripts, writings for the press, letters, documents, photographs and miscellanea of author and playwright Vance Thompson, Princeton Class of 1883.