King's Daughters' Yearbook -
Margaret Bottome - 1906
Even though both editions state "Published July, 1906", only the silver
lettered book was actually published at that time. The white lettered
book says July, 1906 but is was published later.
For information about
the King's Daughters' see: http://www.iokds.org/branch2texas.html
Margaret McDonald Bottome (1827-1906) authored two non series Altemus
books: King's Daughters' Yearbook (1906)-First edition and Crumb's from
the King's Table (1907)-Reprint.
She was born in New York. Bottome was educated at Prof. Greenleaf's
School in Brooklyn Heights. She founded in 1886 and at the time of her
death in 1906 was President of the International Order of King's
Daughters. Later the name was changed to Daughters and Sons. This
organization was started as a study group by ten women who came
together for "self-improvement and Christian Service". Each of the ten
women formed another group of ten women and in this the membership grew
to more than half million people.
By 1896, there were branch organizations in 26 states and most European
Bottome wrote a regular column in the Ladies' Home Journal.