Mrs. Eleanor Hoyt BrainardAmong the Iowa authors Eleanor Hoyt Brainard
stands very high in the realm of short story writers.
She was born and reared in Iowa City, born in 1868.
She is the daughter of Water Hoyt and Louisa Smith,
who were married in that city in the early 60 's. She
received her early education in the public schools of
Iowa City and was graduated from the Cincinnatti
Wesleyan College with the degree A,1. She taught
for several years in the Cincinnatti Wesleyan College
and in the Gardner schools for girls, 5th Ave., New
York. She was married in June, 1904, to Charles Chisholm Brainard, of New York, Their home is at 319 W.
95th St. Since 1898 she has been on the staff of the
New York Sun. Besides this she writes regularly for
many periodicals of the best class. Her short stories
deal largely with the experience of girls, in society, in
school, and in business. Her long experience in teaching young women gives her a very keen insight into
the life which surrounds the girls of today. Her style
is bright and clever and appeals to the older people as
well as to the younger generation. She is the author of
the following books: "Nancy's Country Christmas
and Other Stories," "Concerning Belinda," "In Vanity Fair," "Bettina" and "The Personal Conduct of
Source: The Blue Book of Iowa Women, A History of Contemporary Women (1914); Edited & compiled by Winona Evans Reeves