Books Cover of Higginson's Book From the Land of the Snow Pearls by Ella Higginson

  • A Bunch of Western Clover (Bellingham, Washington: Edson & Irish, 1894).
  • The Flower That Grew in the Sand and Other Stories (Seattle: The Calvert Company, 1896); reprinted as From the Land of the Snow Pearls (NY: Macmillan, 1897).
  • A Forest Orchid and Other Stories (NY: Macmillan, 1897).
  • When the Birds Go North Again (NY: Macmillan, 1898).
  • The Snow-Pearls (Seattle: Lowman and Hanford, 1897); reprinted Macmillan, 1902.
  • Four-Leaf Clover: A Little Book of Verse (Bellingham, Washington: Edson & Irish, 1901).
  • Mariella of Out-West (NY: Macmillan, 1902).
  • The Voice of April-Land and Other Poems (NY: Macmillan, 1903);
  • Alaska, the Great Country (NY: Macmillan 1908).
  • The Vanishing Race (Bellingham, Washington: C.M. Sherman, 1911).


  • Baym, Nina. Women Writers of the American West, 1833-1927. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011.
  • Goodman, Susan. Legacy “Profile: Ella Rhoads Higginson.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 6.1 (1989): 59-68.
  • Koert, Dorothy. The Lyric Singer: A Biography of Ella Higginson. Bellingham, Washington: Center for Pacific Northwest Studies and Fourth Corner Registry. 1985.
  • Laffrado, Laura. “Ella Rhoads Higginson, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and Pacific Northwest Women’s Literary Regionalism.” Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. 40.2 (2014).
  • Laffrado, Laura. “The Pacific Northwest (Re)Writes New England: Civic Myth and Women’s Literary Regionalism in Ella Higginson’s Revision of The Scarlet Letter.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 40, 1 (2014) 18-40.
  • Laffrado, Laura. Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature. Bellingham, Washington: Whatcom County Historical Society Press. 2015.
  • Powers, Alfred. History of Oregon Literature. Portland: Metropolitan Press, 1935.
  • Ward, Jean M. and Elaine A. Maveety, eds. Pacific Northwest Women, 1815-1925: Lives, Memories, and Writings. Corvallis: Oregon State UP, 1995.
  • Washington State Federation of Women’s Clubs, ed. Ella Higginson: A Tribute. Bellingham, Washington: Union Printing Company Press, 1941.

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