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Eleanor Frances Lattimore

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Eleanor Frances Lattimore (June 30, 1904, Shanghai, China – May 12, 1986, Raleigh, North Carolina) was an American writer and illustrator born in what was called the American Compound in Shanghai and raised in China where her father, David Lattimore, taught English at a Chinese government university. She was the sister of poet and classics translator Richmond Lattimore and China expert Owen Lattimore. The Lattimores were from the Washington, D. C. area where David Lattimore and his wife Margaret (Barnes) Lattimore had taught in secondary schools. They traveled by steamship to China in 1902 while Margaret was pregnant with their third child, Isabel. The Lattimores' two older children, Katharine and Owen, were born in the Washington, D. C. area; the three younger children, Isabel, Eleanor, and Richmond ("Dick") were born in China. Eleanor Frances Lattimore came to the United States in 1920 after her father became a professor of Chinese Studies at Dartmouth College. She studied art in
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