1893, Boston, Massachusetts.

Before 1933.

As a young woman, Sarah had hoped to follow her sister, Mrs. R. P. Alexander, as a missionary to Japan. However, poor health prevented it, so she stayed in Boston, writing, renting rooms and running a tea room. After her death, her sister published Per Aspera, Sarah’s book of religious poetry (Tokyo: Kanai Press, 1932). The book’s title can be translated as by rough or through bitterness.

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