Osgood, Frances Sargent (F)

b. 18 June 1811. d. 12 May 1850. Nationality: American. VIAF.
Poet and editor. Pseudonyms: “Florence,” “Ellen,” “Kate Carol.” Born in Boston, Massachusetts. Née Locke. Married Samuel Stillman Osgood, a painter, in October 1835, after which they temporarily moved to England (1836-1839), then moved to Boston and then New York City where Osgood became closely connected to prominent literary circles. Separated from her husband from 1844 until 1847, when she began a close relationship (possibly an affair) with Edgar Allan Poe. Editor of the *Ladies Companion*. Published prolifically in periodicals, and her poetry volumes include *A Wreath of Wild Flowers from New England* (1838), *Flower Gift* (1840), *The Rose: Sketches in Verse* (1842), *The Flower Alphabet in Gold and Colours* (1845). Biographical information: *ANB*. (AC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
May-Day in New England 1840-02-15 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 4377