Biography and History

Born on October 30, 1881, Elizabeth Madox Roberts spent the majority of her life in Perryville and Springfield, Kentucky. In 1910, Roberts moved to Colorado with her sister and, during this time wrote several poems that were published as part of In the Great Steep's Garden (1915). Following her time in Colorado, Roberts studied at the University of Chicago (1917-1921). In 1922, a group of poems that Roberts wrote as an undergraduate were published as Under the Tree. Roberts went on to publish several novels before her death in 1941, notably The Time of Man (1926), The Great Meadow (1930), and A Buried Treasure (1931).

Source: From the finding aid for C0653