by George J. Dance

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Craven Langstronth Betts (1853-1941), The Perfume Holder, 1910. Courtesy Internet Archive.

Craven Langstroth Betts (1853-1941) was a Canadian poet and prose author.


Betts was born in Saint John, New Brunswick,[1] the son of Sarah Ann (Purdy) and Hiram E. Betts.[2] 

He was educated at the Saint John Normal School in Saint John.[1]

He taught school for some time in Westmoreland County, New Brunswick.[1]

In the 1880s he moved to New York City to pursue a literary career. He worked on the staff of The Youth's Companion.[1]

He married artist Elizabeth Cushing Colby in 1905.[2]

Publications Edit

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Short fictionEdit



Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Elaine, Craven Langstroth Betts, Message Boards, Web, July 6, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Craven Langstroth Betts, Message Boards, Web, July 6, 2013.
  3. Search results = au:Craven Langstroth Betts, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, June 30, 2012.

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