Saturday, January 9, 2016

No, that's not Eleanor M. Ingram!

A few months ago Villianous Press reissued Eleanor M. Ingram's horror novel The Thing from the Lake, originally published in 1921 several months after the author's death.  Villanous Press gave the book a nice cover, and there appears to be a photograph of the author on the rear cover. Here are the front and back covers:

The problem is, the photograph is not of Eleanor M. Ingram, but of one Eleanor M. Moore (1875-1949), an Australian peace activist. The photo appears as the frontispiece to her book, The Quest for Peace as I Have Known It in Australia (1949).

Below is the real Eleanor M. Ingram, author of The Thing from the Lake, along with a photo of her father, lawyer John W. Ingram (1861-1937), with whom Eleanor shows a decided family resemblance.

Eleanor Marie Ingram

John W. Ingram

As we know, once an error gets on the internet it proliferates beyond the capacity for correction.  But I post a correction here in the hope of forestalling the proliferation somewhat. We'll see if it has any effect. 


  1. Thank you for the research and posting. I have a book of Ms. Ingram's: Stanton Wins, 1911. It's a rather implausible but romantic story about early automobile racing and the work of a "mechanician". I was interested in the author and am glad I found this. Thanks again!

    1. Yes, Ingram mostly wrote romance novels. Her one horror novel was published posthumously, and it's the main reason she it remembered!