Woman of the Century/Emily Greene Wetherbee

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WETHERBEE, Miss Emily Greene, author, was born in Milford, N. H., 6th January, 1845. She is a descendant of Gen. Nathanael Greene, of Revolutionary fame. Her earliest years were spent in Charlestown, Mass., whence at the age of twelve she removed to Lawrence, Mass., where she has since resided, with the exception of some years spent as a teacher in the public schools of Boston. She received her education in the schools of Lawrence, and since graduation, being of decided literary tastes, has improved all opportunities afforded for self-culture. EMILY GREENE WETHERBEE A woman of the century (page 772 crop).jpgEMILY GREENE WETHERBEE. She has been for many years one of the most successful teachers in the Lawrence high school. Poems from her pen have appeared from time to time in the "Journal," "Transcript" and "Globe." newspapers published in Boston, also in the New England "Journal of Education " and the publications of the American Institute of Instruction; but, though of a poetic temperament and having a keen perception of whatever is beautiful in nature and art, poetry has occupied by no means the larger share of her time and talent. Her contributions in the form of essays and lectures before many teachers' institutes, and before the Old Residents' Association, a very popular society of which Miss Wetherbee has been president for ten years, have been quite numerous and valuable. For many years she has been a constant contributor to the columns of the local press, her humorous papers attracting very general commendation. She as been one of the most important factors in the social and literary life of her city, and won fame and distinction not bounded by the limits of the commonwealth. She is an excellent reader, and has given public recitations to home audiences, and to many others in different parts of New England. Miss Wetherbee is president of the Lawrence Women's Club.