Provided by Wikipedia Isabel Ely Lord (18711959) was an American librarian, author and researcher. She graduated from the New York State Library School with a bachelor's degree in library science in 1897. From 1897 to 1903 she worked at Bryn Mawr College. Lord was active in the New York State Library Association, serving as Secretary/Treasurer in 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, and 1902. She served as the librarian for Pratt Institute from 1904 until 1910, and was the director of the School of Household Sciences and Arts at Pratt from 1910 to 1920. She wrote and edited several books on home economics, including ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/everybodys-cook-book-a-comprehensive-manual-of-home-cookery/oclc/3895558&referer=brief_results Everybody's Cook Book]'' and ''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/getting-your-moneys-worth-a-book-on-expenditure/oclc/1711455&referer=brief_results Getting Your Money's Worth]''. She also notably conducted research for Carl Sandburg's biography of Abraham Lincoln.