The New International Encyclopædia/Ames, Mary Clemmer

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AMES, Mary Clemmer (1839-84). An American author, best known by her "Woman's Letter from Wasliington," contributed for many years to tile New York Independent. She was born at Utica, New York, and at an early age married the Rev. Daniel Ames, from whom she was divorced in 1874. In later life she removed to Washington, where her home was a literary and social centre, and in 1883 she married Edmund Hudson, editor of the Army and Navy Register. Her works include Eirene, a novel (1870), Ten Years in Washington (1871), and Memorials of Alice and Phrebe Cary (1872), of whom she had been an intimate friend. Her complete works were published at Boston, 4 volumes (1885). Consult Hudson, Memorial Biography of Mary C. Antes (Boston, 1886).