Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Pool, Maria Louise

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POOL, Maria Louise, author, b. in Rockland, Mass., 20 Aug., 1841; d. there, 19 May, 1898. She attended the public school of the town (then East Arlington), and later taught school for two years. She occasionally contributed to the magazines and papers, but did not come into notice as an author until the publication, in 1887, of her first book, “A Vacation in a Buggy.” This was followed by “Tenting at Stony Beach” (1888), a pleasant account of a vacation spent on the Massachusetts coast. Among Miss Pool's eighteen volumes are “Dally” (New York, 1891); “Roweny in Boston” (1892): “Mrs. Keats Bradford”; “Katharine North” (1893); “The Two Salomes”; “Out of Step” (1894); “Against Human Nature” (1895); “Mrs. Gerald” (1896); “In the First Person”; “Boss and other Dogs”; “A Golden Sorrow” (1898; completed a few weeks before her death); and “The Malvon Farm” (1899).