Cary, Alice (F)

b. 26 April 1820. d. 21 February 1871. Nationality: American. VIAF.
Poet, novelist, short story writer, and children’s author. Born in Hamilton County, Ohio, to parents who were farmers. Had a limited education. Sister of Phoebe Cary, with whom Alice authored *Poems of Alice and Phoebe Cary* (1849). After the book’s success, Alice moved to New York City in 1851, with Phoebe joining her in 1855, and they hosted receptions at their home that were attended by leading authors. Alice also published other poetry volumes, including *Ballads, Lyrics, and Hymns* (1866) and *The Lover’s Diary* (1868). Biographical information: *ANB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
My Little Sweetheart 1862-02-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6634