Edith M. Thomas
American Poet and Essayist
1854 – 1925 A.D.
Edith Matilda Thomas, an American poet and essayist, born at Chatham, Ohio. She began writing early for local newspapers, and first received encouragement in literary work from Helen Hunt Jackson.
Miss Thomas came to New York in 1888 where she became a frequent contributor of verse and prose to the periodicals. Her verse displays subtle feeling, delicacy of expression, and technical excellence.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.