Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Clement, Clara Erskine

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CLEMENT, Clara Erskine, author, b. in St. Louis, Mo., 28 Aug., 1834. She was educated at home, has made extensive tours in Europe, visited Palestine and Turkey in 1868, and travelled round the world in 1883-'4. She married for her second husband Edwin Forbes Waters, and resides in Cambridge, Mass. Her first work, the “Simple Story of the Orient,” was printed privately in 1869. She has published “Legendary and Mythological Art” (Boston, 1871); “Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, and their Works” (1874); “Artists of the Nineteenth Century and their Works,” in conjunction with Laurence Hutton (1879); “Eleanor Maitland,” a novel (1881); “History of Egypt”; three “Hand-Books of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture” (1883-'6); “Christian Symbols and Stories of the Saints” (1886); and “Stories of Art and Artists” (1886). She has also translated a volume of Kenan's lectures and “Dosia's Daughter,” a novel by Henri Gréville, and edited a translation of Carl von Lützow's “Treasures of Italian Art.”