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- Papers, 1928-1935, of Lizette Woodworth Reese (1856-1935) of Baltimore, Maryland, consisting of correspondence with a correspondent named Naomi concerning poetry and personal matters and with Mary Chappell of Richmond, Virginia, concerning a speaking engagement; reviews of works of poetry by Reese; and an obituary of Reese
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- Lizette Woodworth Reese was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, 9 January 1856. After graduating from high school in 1873, Reese began teaching in the Baltimore public schools until she retired in 1921. Reese was also a prominent poet who published several works of poetry. H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) considered her one of the most distinguished poets in the United States. A founder of the Women's Literary Club of Baltimore, Reese served as its chairwoman of poetry until her death. In April 1931, she was appointed poet laureate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs and received an honorary doctorate from Goucher College. She also served as president of the Edgar Allan Poe Society. Reese died 17 December 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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