Constance Fenimore Woolson (5 March 5 1840 – 24 January, 1894) was a poet and short story writer from Cleveland, OH.
- 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.
- During the American Civil War, Ms. Woolson worked in a hospital.
- Ms. Woolson first published her essays, as well as work of fiction, in magazines.
- 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.
- The Old Stone House, an 1873 children’s book was her first full length publication.
- In 1880, Ms. Woolson published Anne, her first novel
- She traveled to Egypt and Greece in 1889 – 1890. The trip resulted in a collection of sketches published posthumously as Mentone, Cairo and Corfu.
- She moved to Venice, Italy in 1892, renting a 4th floor apartment on the Grand Canal.
- Suffering from depression and influenza she either jumped or fell to her death.
- Ms. Woolson was the grandniece of author James Fenimore Cooper.
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