Julie Campbell Tatham

Julie Campbell Tatham (June 1, 1908 – July 7, 1999) was an American writer of children's novels, who also wrote for adults, especially on Christian Science. As Julie Campbell she was the creator of the Trixie Belden series (she wrote the first six) and the Ginny Gordon series. As Julie Tatham she also took over the Cherry Ames series and Vicki Barr series from Helen Wells.

Julie Campbell Tatham
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BornJulie Campbell
(1908-06-01)June 1, 1908
Flushing, New York, United States
DiedJuly 7, 1999(1999-07-07) (aged 91)
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Pen nameJulie Campbell,
Julie Tatham,
Julie Campbell Tatham,
Julie C. Tatham
GenreChildren's literature
Notable worksTrixie Belden
SpouseCharles Tatham Jr.


Julie Campbell was born on June 1, 1908, in Flushing, New York, United States. She was the seventh of ten children of Julia deFres (Sample) and Archibald Campbell, an Army general, she also was a granddaughter of an Army general.[1]

On March 30, 1933, she married Charles Tatham Jr, and had two sons. In the 1940s, she created under her maiden name two series for Whitman Publishing Co, the Ginny Gordon series and the popular Trixie Belden series, continued by other writers under the pseudonym Kathryn Kenny. Under her married name, she also wrote some books of Helen Wells's series: Cherry Ames and Vicki Barr. She wrote during over 10 years before retiring.

Julie Tatham died on July 7, 1999, in Alexandria, Virginia, at the age of 91.


As Julie CampbellEdit

Ginny Gordon SeriesEdit

  1. The Disappearing Candlesticks (1948)
  2. The Missing Heirloom (1950)
  3. The Mystery At the Old Barn (1951)
  4. The Lending Library (1954)
  5. The Broadcast Mystery (1956)

Trixie Belden SeriesEdit

  1. The Secret of the Mansion (1948)
  2. The Red Trailer Mystery (1950)
  3. The Gatehouse Mystery (1951)
  4. The Mysterious Visitor (1954)
  5. The Mystery Off Glen Road (1956)
  6. The Mystery in Arizona (1958)

Rin Tin Tin's StoriesEdit

  • Rinty (1954)

As Julie TathamEdit

Cherry Ames SeriesEdit

10. At Spencer (1949)
11. Night Supervisor (1950)
12. Mountaineer Nurse (1951)
13. Clinic Nurse (1952)
14. Dude Ranch Nurse (1953)
15. Rest Home Nurse (1954)
16. Country Doctor's Nurse (1955)

Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess SeriesEdit

5. The Clue of the Broken Blossom (1950)
6. Behind the White Veil (1951)
7. The Mystery at Hartwood House (1952)

As Julie C. TathamEdit

Single novelsEdit

  • The Mongrel of Merryway Farm (1952)


  • The Old Testament Made Easy (1985)

As Julie Campbell TathamEdit

Single novelsEdit

  • World Book of Dogs (1953)
  • To Nick from Jan (1957)

References and sourcesEdit

  1. ^ Who's Who of American Women, Marquis Who's Who, 1997

The Cherry Ames Page. "The Cherry Ames Page: Julie Tatham". Netwrx Consulting Inc. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25.

See alsoEdit

The Julie Campbell page on Trixie-Belden.com