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Susan Coolidge

Susan CoolidgeAKA Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

Born: 29-Jan-1835
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
Died: 9-Apr-1905
Location of death: Newport, RI
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: What Katy Did

The niece of Theodore Dwight Woolsey (President of Yale). She attended boarding school in New Hampshire, and then served as a nurse during the US Civil War. After writing for periodicals under the name "Susan Coolidge", she produced a book of short stories, A New-Year's Bargain, and then a series of juvenile novels, the most remembered of which are What Katy Did and various sequels. In addition to this work she edited the letters of Fanny Burney and Jane Austen, and authored several volumes of poetry. Woolsey never married, and resided at her family home in Newport, Rhode Island, until her death.

Sister: Jane
Sister: Elizabeth
Sister: Theodora
Brother: William

Author of books:
The New-Year's Bargain (1871, short stories)
What Katy Did (1872, novel)
What Katy Did at School (1873, novel)
Little Miss Mischief, and other stories (1874, short stories)
Mischief's Thanksgiving, and other stories (1874, short stories)
Eyebright (1879, novel)
Verses (1880, poetry)
A Guernsey Lily (1880, novel)
A Little Country Girl (1885, novel)
What Katy Did Next (1886, novel)
Clover (1888, novel)
Just Sixteen (1889, novel)
A Few More Verses (1889, poetry)
In the High Valley (1890, novel)
The Barberry Bush (1893, novel)
An Old Convent School in Paris and Other Papers (1895)
Last Verses (1906, poetry, posthumous)



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