Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904

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Sara Jane Lippincott (September 23, 1823 – April 20, 1904) was an American author, poet, correspondent, lecturer, and newspaper founder. Lippincott's accomplishments include many firsts. She was the founder of the first children's magazine in the United States, the first woman writer and reporter on the payroll of the New York Times, and one of the first women to gain access and prominence in journalism, publishing, literature and politics. As one of the first women to gain access into the Congressional press galleries, she used her questions to advocate for social reform and women's rights. She was known pseudonymously as Grace Greenwood.

A prolific author, Lippincott's best known books for children include History of My Pets (1850), Recollections of My Childhood (1851), Merrie England (1854), Stories and Legends of Travel and History (1857), Bonnie Scotland (1861), Stories of Many Lands (1866), and Stories and Sights of France and Italy (1867). Volumes for older readers include two series of collected prose writings, Greenwood Leaves (1849, 1851), Poems (1850), Haps and Mishaps of a Tour in Europe (1852), A Forest Tragedy (1856), A Record of Five Years (1867), New Life in New Lands (1873), and Victoria, Queen of England (1883).

Lippincott was connected as editor and contributor with various American magazines, as well as weekly and daily papers. She also wrote much for London journals, notably All the Year Round. For several years, she lived almost wholly in Europe, for the benefit of her greatly impaired health and for the education of her daughter. When Lippincott returned to the United States, she lived in Washington D.C. and then New York City.

Lippincott died of bronchitis in New Rochelle, New York on April 20, 1904, at age 80. Her obituary was on the front page of the New York Times, proving her importance as a literary figure in the nineteenth century.

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referencedIn Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. Letter : Newport, R.I., to Mrs. Lippincott, 1868 Mar. 21. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Ticknor and Fields records, 1839-1881. Houghton Library
referencedIn Edgar Wilson Nye ["Bill Nye"] Collection, 1870-1900 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Compositions published in Graham's magazine, 1847-1851. Houghton Library
referencedIn Nichols, Mary Sargeant Gove, 1810-1884. Mary Sargeant Gove Nichols letters to Alonzo Lewis [manuscript], 1848-1859, undated. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Butler, Mr. Letter to Mrs. Seddon, n.d. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, 1854 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870. George D. Prentice : miscellaneous papers, 1849-1868. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, n.y. Oct 23 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, 1867 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Clapp, William Warland, Jr., 1826-1891. Correspondence, 1790-1891 (bulk 1840-1891) Houghton Library
referencedIn Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. N.P. Willis letters, after 1853 to 1859, and undated. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Norton Strange Townshend family papers, Townshend, Norton Strange family papers, 1807-1995 William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, 1893 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn James Russell Lowell additional papers, 1802-1898. Houghton Library
referencedIn Nathaniel Hawthorne collection of papers, 1694-1931, 1817-1864 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1819-1889.. Houghton Library
referencedIn Howells family papers, 1850-1954 (inclusive). Houghton Library
creatorOf Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909,. Autograph letter signed from Theodore Martin, London, to Mrs. Lippincott [manuscript], 1883 February 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Botta, Anne C. Lynch (Anne Charlotte Lynch), 1815-1891. Papers, 1835-1894. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Papers, 1645-1925 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Note, [n.d.]. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Correspondence, 1829-1874 Houghton Library
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Grace Greenwood letters and poems, 1842-1902, n.d. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, 1887 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. Nathaniel Hawthorne collection of papers, 1694-1931 bulk (1817-1864). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Childs, George William, 1829-1894. George William Childs papers [manuscript], 1882-1892. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Townshend family. Norton Strange Townshend family papers, 1807-1995. William L. Clements Library
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. [Letter, 1866]. Boston Athenaeum
creatorOf Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. L.H. Sigourney papers [manuscript], 1830-1865. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Autograph entry signed : Salem, Ohio, 1859 Mar. 23. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lippincott, Sara Clarke, 1823-1904. Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, 1844-1903 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Letter to Mr. Redpath. Washington, DC. 1869 July 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Kenyon, John, 1784-1856. John Kenyon Autograph Album 1806-1903. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Lutz, Alma, 1890-1973. Collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists, 1775-1943 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. [Seventy-two letters in the Fields collection and four letters to Mrs. Lippincott from Bayard Taylor [microform] dated Jan. 10, 1849-March 12, 1869]. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Strickland, Edward F., 1820-1907. Autograph collection, 1780-1918 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Severn, Hannah. Autograph Collection, 1726-1873. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Letter to [Miss Holly]. New Brighten. 1846 Feb. 22. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Cantwell, John Simon. Papers, 1804-1907. Andover-Harvard Theological Library
referencedIn Hemenway, Amy. Collection of autographs, 1791-1873 Houghton Library
creatorOf Nye, Bill, 1850-1896. Papers of Bill Nye [manuscript], 1870-1900, bulk 1870-1895. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Correspondence with Mr. Howard, Sept. 22nd, 1873, Manitou Springs, Col.; Mr. White, Sept 21, 1853, New Brighton; Mr. Wolbridge, March 1, 1860, New York Mills; George W. Childs, May 29, 1865, Philadelphia; Mr. White, 187-, Minnequa Springs, Pa.; Mr. Bok, 15 East 59th Street, Dec. 26, 1888; Dr. Ward, Feb. 28, 1895, Washington; Fair world [poem & letter to James Redpath, Sept. 9th, 1890, Minnequa Springs, Philadelphia] ; Mrs. Sikes, March 29, 1879, Bedford Square; Horatio Stone, Jan. 22, 1871 ; 2 photographs clipped from periodicals ; engraved portrait, taken from The Ladies Repository ; cabinet photograph ; poem, Mistress O'Raferty on the Womans question. University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
referencedIn Rogers, Ellen Stanley. Grace Greenwood : a brief biography / by Ellen Stanley Rogers. Rochester Public Library, Central Library of Rochester and Monore County
referencedIn Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, 1860 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Papers of Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1813-1904. Clifton Waller Barrett Library
referencedIn Southworth, Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte, 1819-1899. Papers of Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth, 1852-1894. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. James Thomas Fields Papers and Addenda, 1767-1914 (bulk 1850-1914) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. Benjamin Park papers, 1645-1925. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Papers of Grace Greenwood, 1852-1879. Library of Congress
referencedIn Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, 1850 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. Yesterdays with authors, extra-illustrated. Houghton Library
creatorOf Dorr, Julia C. R. (Julia Caroline Ripley), 1825-1913. Papers of 47 women authors, chiefly American [manuscript] 1847-1949, 1970. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903. Papers of Charles Godfrey Leland [manuscript], 1844-1890. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Sara Clarke Lippincott/Grace Greenwood Collection, n.d. University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
referencedIn Emma Dorothy Southworth Collection, 1852-1894 University of Virginia. Library. Special Collections Dept.
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Papers of Grace Greenwood, 1844-1903. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace. Letter, 1890 Nov. 7, New York, to Mr. Bok / Grace Greenwood. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Letter, 1897. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional papers, 1806-1936. Houghton Library
referencedIn Strickland, Edward F. Autograph collection, 1780-1918 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Lutz, Alma,. Collection of documents by and about abolitionists and women's rights activists: Part 1 (Ad-Lip), 1775-1943 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Letter to Mr. Griswold. : Providence, RI. [18--] Dec. 19. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn J. S. Bliss Correspondence, 1867-1882 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library
creatorOf Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864. Letters, poem, and song by George Pope Morris, 1842-1860. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Greenwood, Grace, 1823-1904. Letter to My very dear friend. New Rochelle, NY. 1902 Dec. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Howitt, Mary Botham, 1799-1888. Mary Howitt letters and poems, 1832-1887. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Correspondence and other papers, 1831-1891. Houghton Library
creatorOf Kane, Gerald John, 1901-1957. Collection of Gerald John Kane - Literary, 1571-1951. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882. Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (bulk 1820-1888) Houghton Library
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associatedWith Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888 person
associatedWith ALMA LUTZ, 1890-1973 person
associatedWith Amsden, Fred J., person
associatedWith Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864. person
associatedWith Benjamin, Park, 1849-1922 person
associatedWith Bliss, J. S. person
associatedWith Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930. person
associatedWith Botta, Anne C. Lynch (Anne Charlotte Lynch), 1815-1891, person
associatedWith Botta, Anne C. Lynch (Anne Charlotte Lynch), 1815-1891. person
associatedWith Bowen, Henry Chandler, 1813-1896, person
associatedWith Butler, Mr. person
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associatedWith Cantwell, John Simon. person
associatedWith Childs, George William, 1829-1894. person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
associatedWith Clapp, William Warland, 1826-1891 person
correspondedWith Clarke, James Freeman, 1810-1888 person
associatedWith Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865, person
associatedWith Edward F. Strickland person
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881 person
associatedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881. person
associatedWith Griswold, Rufus W. (Rufus Wilmot), 1815-1857, person
associatedWith Harland, Marion, 1830-1922, person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. person
associatedWith Heaton, Jacob, 1809-1888. person
associatedWith Hemenway, Amy, collector. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. person
associatedWith Holt, Henry, 1840-1926, person
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associatedWith Kane, Gerald John, 1901-1957 person
associatedWith Kenyon, John, 1784-1856 person
associatedWith Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903. person
spouseOf Lippincott, L. K. (Leander K.) person
associatedWith Logan, Olive, 1839-1909. person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
correspondedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Lowell, James Russell, 1819-1891 person
associatedWith Lutz, Alma, person
associatedWith Lynch, Ann C., person
correspondedWith Martin, Theodore, Sir, 1816-1909, person
associatedWith Morris, George Pope, 1802-1864. person
associatedWith Nichols, Mary Sargeant Gove, 1810-1884. person
associatedWith Nye, Bill, 1850-1896. person
correspondedWith Parton, James, 1822-1891 person
associatedWith Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870. person
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associatedWith Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865. person
associatedWith Southworth, Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte, 1819-1899. person
associatedWith Stone, Horatio, 1808-1875. person
associatedWith Strickland, Edward F., person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878. person
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associatedWith Townshend family family
associatedWith Townshend family family
associatedWith University of Wisconsin--Madison. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Virtue, George, 1793?-1868, person
associatedWith Waite, W. E., fl. 1860, person
associatedWith Ward, William Hayes, 1835-1916. person
associatedWith Whipple, Edwin Percy, 1819-1886, person
associatedWith White, Mr. person
associatedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892, person
associatedWith Willets, Gilson, b. 1869, person
associatedWith Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867. person
associatedWith Wright, James A., fl. 1887, person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Brighton PA US
Philadelphia PA US
New York City NY US
New Rochelle NY US
London ENG GB
District of Columbia DC US
Pompey NY US
Subject
Asthma
Authors and publishers
American literature--Women authors
Serial publication of books
Ẁomen authors, American--Correspondence
Occupation
Newspaper proprietors
Poets
Correspondents
Lecturers
Authors
Function

Person

Birth 1823-09-23

Death 1904-04-20

Female

Americans

English,

French,

Italian

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