Alice CaryAlice Cary
American Writer
1820 – 1871 A.D.

Alice Cary, an American writer. She and her sister, Phoebe Cary, were born near Cincinnati, Ohio, and had only the slight advantage of education afforded by a newly settled country.

The Poems of Alice and Phoebe Cary of which about one-third were written by the latter, appeared in Philadelphia in 1849.

In 1850 the two sisters removed to New York, when they devoted themselves with industry and success to literary labor. Alice became a contributor to the leading periodicals and her prose and poetry were warmly welcomed both at home an abroad.

Her poems are characterized by a rare naturalness and grace, and her prose is noted for its charming descriptions of domestic life.


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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