Katharine Prescott WormeleyKatharine Prescott Wormeley
American Translator and Author
1836 – 1908 A.D.

Katharine Prescott Wormeley, an American translator and author, born in England, the daughter of a British admiral. She came to the United States in girlhood, and first gained distinction by her service in the relief of Union soldiers during the Civil War, concerning which she wrote The U.S. Sanitary Commission, and Letters from Headquarters During the Peninsular Campaign.

Miss Wormeley is best known, however, for her admirable translations of great French writers. These include the novels of Balzac, the plays of Moliere, and the Memoirs of the Duc de St. Simon.

She also wrote a Life of Balzac.


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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