Duer, Caroline, 1865-1956

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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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referencedIn Duer family. Papers, 1784-1937. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Duer family. Duer family papers, ca. 1890-1955. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Duer, Caroline King, 1865-. Autograph letters signed (2) : New York, to F.A. Duneka, [no year] Jun. 3 and 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Duer, Caroline, 1865-1956. Caroline King Duer papers 1915-1952. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Ford, Harriet, 1868-1949. Jacqueline. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Museum of the City of New York. Authors' manuscripts collection, [ca. 1910-1960] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Duer family Papers, 1784-1937. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Duer, Caroline, 1865-1956. Reminiscences of Caroline King Duer : oral history, 1950. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Bombard, Owen, person
associatedWith Duer family. family
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associatedWith Duneka, Frederick A., d. 1919, person
associatedWith Ford, Harriet, 1868-1949. person
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Authors, American--20th century
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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Birth 1865-02-27

Death 1956-01-23

Americans

English, Old (ca.450-1100)

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