Benedict, Clare, 1870-1961

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Clare Benedict was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of George Stone Benedict and Clara Woolson Benedict. She was the niece of author Constance Fenimore Woolson. Benedict was an author in her own right, writing books that dealt with family history, biography of Woolson, and general topics. Constance Fenimore Woolson was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, the daughter of Charles Jarvis Woolson and Hannah Pomeroy. She was a niece of James Fenimore Cooper. Woolson and her family moved to Cleveland in 1840. Woolson attended the Cleveland Female Seminary and was a graduate of Madame Chegaray's finishing school in New York City. She later lived in Florida, and then spent the rest of her life in Europe. Woolson published many works of fiction during her lifetime.

From the description of Clare Benedict collection, 1796-1961 (1870-1940). (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 46358883

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creatorOf Benedict, Clare, 1868-1961,. Clare Benedict collection, 1796-1961 (1870-1940). Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Hay, John, 1838-1905. Mather family papers, 1834-1967. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
creatorOf Benedict, Clare. [Miscellaneous material. Dartmouth College Library
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associatedWith Alden, Henry Mills, 1836-1919. person
associatedWith Benedict, Clara Woolson, 1843-1923. person
associatedWith Benedict family. family
associatedWith Cooper family. family
associatedWith Fisher, Dorothy Canfield, 1879-1958. person
associatedWith Fynmore family. family
associatedWith James, Henry, 1843-1916. person
associatedWith Mather family. family
associatedWith Mather, William Gwinn, 1857-1951. person
associatedWith Pomeroy family. family
associatedWith Prime, Wendell. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. person
associatedWith Woolson, Constance Fenimore, 1840-1894. person
associatedWith Woolson family. family
Place Name Admin Code Country
Cooperstown (N.Y.)
Women authors, American
Women authors, American


Birth 1870

Death 1961




Ark ID: w68d0zp0

SNAC ID: 29067955