Letters, Aug. 5, 1946

Mrs. Riggs & Mrs. Wiggs


I have long wondered why the average person thinks that Kate Douglas Wiggin wrote Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch. Now he legend has got into print (TIME, July 15). ...

It is true that Wiggin suggests Wiggs, but this coincidence does not constitute authorship. Wiggs, in turn, is very like Riggs, which was Kate Douglas Wiggin's name in later ife. But she certainly did not live in ... Alice Hegan Rice's Cabbage Patch.



¶TIME'S National Affairs editor was momentarily woolgathering on Kate Douglas Wiggin's Sunnybrook...

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