1828–1905

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 14, 1828, Hop­kin­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: No­vem­ber 30, 1905, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Mount Au­burn Ce­me­te­ry, Hop­kin­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Biography

Susanna was the daugh­ter of Will­ard Al­drich and Lu­cy Sa­vage Morse.

She showed a lit­er­a­ry bent at an ear­ly age, though her stu­dies were in­ter­rupt­ed by a se­vere ill­ness last­ing for years. A vic­tim to in­som­nia, she al­ways kept a pa­per and pen­cil with­in reach to jot down words that came to her.

Encouraged by her pas­tor, J. C. Web­ster (one of the di­rect­ors of the acad­e­my she at­tend­ed) she of­fered some of her com­po­si­tions to a mag­a­zine, which pub­lished them. For many years she con­trib­ut­ed both prose and po­et­ry to a num­ber of pap­ers and ma­ga­zines.

She moved to Rox­bu­ry, Mas­sa­chu­setts, in 1879.

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