Alice Morse EarleAlice Morse Earle
American Writer on Colonial History
1853 – 1911 A.D.

Alice Morse Earle, an American writer on colonial history. She was born in Worcester, Mass., and in 1874 was married to Henry Earle.

She has written extensively upon the manners and customs of the colonial period in New England and New York, and in her various books presented a mass of quaint and interesting information. One of her most valuable works is Two Centuries of Costume in America (two volumes, 1903).

Among her other publications are: China collecting in America, Colonial Days in Old New York, Stage Coach and Tavern Days, Old Time Gardens, and Sun-Dials and Roses of Yesterday.


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.

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