Duer, Caroline, 1865-1956

Alternative names
Birth 1865-02-27
Death 1956-01-23
English, Old (ca.450-1100)

Biographical notes:

Caroline King Duer was born in New York City and educated at Bishop Doane's School in Albany, N.Y. She was the daughter of Elizabeth Wilson (Meads) Duer and James Gore King. Alice Duer Miller was her sister. Caroline Duer Miller was an author of short stories, poems, plays and essays. With Alice Duer Miller, she co-authored a "Book of Verses" which ran through two editions. During World War I, she traveled to France in 1915, where she volunteered with the hospital at Ris Oragis, a village between Paris and Fontainbleau and then in Paris at the American Fund for French Wounded. She came back to the U.S.A. in 1916 and returned to France in 1917 accompanying the unit of the American Committee for Devastated France in Blerancourt. Later she was in Soissons when the Germans forced the evacuation of the village. She wrote extensively of her experiences during that period.

From the description of Caroline King Duer papers 1915-1952. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 56809901

Poet, writer.

From the description of Reminiscences of Caroline King Duer : oral history, 1950. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732655

American author.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to F.A. Duneka, [no year] Jun. 3 and 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270744282


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  • Poets--Interviews
  • World War, 1914-1918--Women
  • World War, 1914-1918--Medical care
  • Women authors--Interviews
  • American history/20th century
  • World War, 1939-1945--Medical care
  • World War, 1914-1918--Personal narratives
  • American literature--20th century
  • Authors--Interviews
  • World War, 1914-1918--War work


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