Stedman, Laura, 1881-1939

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Laura Woodworth Stedman was born in 1881, the daughter of Frederick Stuart Stedman and Ellen Montague Douglas Stedman, and the granddaughter of banker, editor, and poet, Edmund Clarence Stedman. She was educated at private schools in New York City, including Arundell Academy and the Brackett School. Stedman served as literary secretary to her grandfather in the decade preceding his death in 1908 and, thereafter, as his literary executor. In 1908 Stedman contributed a bibliography to George M. Gould’s Concerning Lafcadio Hearn . Working with Gould again, she edited a two-volume edition of her grandfather’s letters, Life and Letters of Edmund Clarence Stedman (1910). In 1916 she published a short appreciation of Bayard Taylor in The Mid-West Quarterly . The following year Stedman and Gould married, taking up residence in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After Gould’s death in 1922, Stedman remained in Atlantic City through 1930, in which census she is listed as a widow and an author. At the time of her death in 1939, Stedman was married to Milton Seabury Dees and resided in New York.

From the guide to the Laura Stedman Papers, 1887-1931, 1894-1926, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

Laura Stedman: author and granddaughter of banker, editor, and poet, Edmund Clarence Stedman.

From the description of Laura Stedman papers, 1887-1931 (bulk 1894-1926). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702188742

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creatorOf Stedman,Laura, 1881-1939. Letter 1912, February 29, Atlantic City, New Jersey. [to] Mrs. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Laura Stedman. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Stedman, Laura, 1881-1939. Laura Stedman papers, 1887-1931 (bulk 1894-1926). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Pickard-Whittier papers, 1815-1915. Houghton Library
creatorOf Stedman, Laura, 1881-1939,. Telegram from Laura Stedman, Atlantic City, New Jersey, to William Winter, Century Theatre, New York [manuscript], 1916 March 14. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
creatorOf Laura Stedman Papers, 1887-1931, 1894-1926 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Gould, George M. (George Milbry), 1848-1922. George M. Gould collection of Hearniana, 1877-1931. Library of Congress
referencedIn Wendell family papers, 1620-1921 Houghton Library
referencedIn George M. Gould Collection of Hearniana, 1877-1931 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thomas Bird Mosher papers, 1890-1939 (inclusive) 1895-1924 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library
creatorOf Stedman, Laura, 1881-1939,. Autograph letter signed from Laura Stedman, Atlantic City, New Jersey, to William Winter [manuscript], 1913 May 22. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library
referencedIn Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930. Correspondence and compositions, 1859-1930. Houghton Library
creatorOf Winter, William, 1836-1917,. Typescript letter from William Winter, New York, to Laura Stedman [manuscript], 1909 September 18. Folger Shakespeare Library
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correspondedWith Aldrich, Thomas Bailey, 1836-1907 person
associatedWith Bianchi, Martha Dickinson, 1866-1943. person
associatedWith Clarke, Ednah Proctor. person
associatedWith Gould, George M. (George Milbry), 1848-1922. person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Leslie, Elsie, 1881-1966 person
associatedWith Markham, Anne Catherine, person
correspondedWith Mosher, Thomas Bird, 1852-1923 person
associatedWith Older, Fremont, Mrs., 1875-1968. person
associatedWith Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922 person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Calrence, 1833-1908. person
correspondedWith Wendell family. family
correspondedWith Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892 person
correspondedWith Winter, William, 1836-1917, person
correspondedWith Woodberry, George Edward, 1855-1930 person
associatedWith Young, Robert, 1927-2008, person
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Birth 1881

Death 1939-05-26

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