1841–1913

Introduction

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Born: Au­gust 10, 1841, Man­ches­ter, New York.

Died: Oc­to­ber 20, 1913, East Or­ange, New Jer­sey.

Buried: Rose­dale Ce­me­te­ry, Or­ange, New Jer­sey.

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Biography

Daughter of a Me­thod­ist min­is­ter, Lath­bu­ry stu­died art in Wor­ces­ter, Mas­sa­chu­setts, and taught art and French at the New­bu­ry Acad­e­my, Ver­mont, and in New York.

She con­trib­ut­ed piec­es to St. Ni­cho­las, Harp­er’s Young Peo­ple, and Wide Awake.

She was as­so­ci­at­ed with the Chau­tau­qua Move­ment near Chau­tau­qua, New York, and was known as the po­et laur­e­ate of Chau­tau­qua. Re­gard­ing her tal­ent for art and verse, she said that one day she heard a voice she be­lieved was God, say­ing:

Remember, my child, that you have a gift of weav­ing fan­cies in­to verse and a gift with the pen­cil of pro­duc­ing vi­sions that come to your heart; con­se­crate these to Me as tho­rough­ly as you do your in­most spir­it.

Lathbury’s works in­clude:

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