Harriet Stratemeyer Adams


Wrote over 200 books over her literary career, including the plot outlines for many Nancy Drew books. Took over control of the Stratemeyer business after her father’s death. Born in Newark and lived there through at least 1915. Buried in Fairmount Cemetery.


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