Fun Facts Friday: Constance Fenimore Woolson

March 5, 2021

Constance Fenimore Woolson (5 March 5 1840 – 24 January, 1894) was a poet and short story writer from Cleveland, OH.

Fun Facts Friday: Constance Fenimore Woolson
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  1. Constance Fenimore Woolson was born in in Claremont, New Hampshire. Her family moved to Cleveland, Ohio after her three sisters tragically died from scarlet fever.
  2. During the American Civil War, Ms. Woolson worked in a hospital.
  3. Ms. Woolson first published her essays, as well as work of fiction, in magazines.
  4. She traveled a lot with her mother in the East and South United States. Her travel sketches and stories were published in several magazines including Harper’s, Putnam’s, Lippincott’s, and Atlantic Monthly.
  5. The Old Stone House, an 1873 children’s book was her first full length publication.
  6. In 1880, Ms. Woolson published Anne, her first novel
  7. She traveled to Egypt and Greece in 1889 – 1890. The trip resulted in a collection of sketches published posthumously as Mentone, Cairo and Corfu.
  8. She moved to Venice, Italy in 1892, renting a 4th floor apartment on the Grand Canal.
  9. Suffering from depression and influenza she either jumped or fell to her death.
  10. Ms. Woolson was the grandniece of author James Fenimore Cooper.

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