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26 June, 2013
(1830 - 1886)
||Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, 10 December|
||Attends Amherst Academy until 1847|
||Attends Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley for one year|
||Goes to Washington, D.C., with her sister to visit their father, who was serving in Congress. |
||Initiates correspondence with Thomas Wentworth Higginson|
||Failing eyesight causes her to make two extended visits to Cambridge, Massachusetts for medical treatment|
||Roberts Brothers publishing house tries to get the poet to submit a volume of poems for publication; she declines|
||Dies in Amherst on 15 May, from kidney disease|