Clare, Ada

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1836
Death 1874-03-04
Gender:
Female
English

Biographical notes:

Ada Clare (1836-1874) was the pseudonym and later legal name of Jane McElhenney, a journalist, writer, actress, poet, and feminist, of Charleston, S.C., and New York, N.Y.; nicknamed "The Queen of Bohemia," she changed name from McElhenney to Ada Clare in 1857; author of book, Only a Woman's Heart (published 1866); daughter of James McElhenney and Joanna Caroline Wilson McElhenney; wife of J. Franklin Noyes; mother of Aubrey (Clare) Noyes (1859-c.1868), who was the son of pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869).

From the description of Ada Clare papers, 1841-1864. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 57587249

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Subjects:

  • Voyages and travels
  • Decedents' estates
  • Actresses
  • Women journalists
  • Women travelers

Occupations:

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Places:

  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Paris (France) (as recorded)
  • New York (N.Y.) (as recorded)
  • Europe (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Liverpool (England)--Description and travel (as recorded)