Woman of the Century/Emily Lee Sherwood
SHERWOOD, Mrs. Emily Lee, author and journalist, born in Madison, hid , in 1843. where she spent her early girlhood. Her father, Monroe Wells Lee, was born in Ohio, and her mother was from Massachusetts Mr. Lee, who was an architect and builder, died when his daughter was ten years old. Miss Lee's early education was received in a private school, and later she took the educational course in the public and high schools of her native town. At the age of sixteen she entered the office of her brother. Manderville G. Lee, who published the "Herald and Era," a religious weekly paper in Indianapolis, Ind. There she did whatever work she found to be done in the editorial rooms of a family newspaper, conducting the children's department and acquiring day by day a knowledge and discipline in business methods and newspaper work that fitted her for the labors of journalism and literature which she has performed so creditably. After four years she became the wife of Henry Lee Sherwood, a young attorney of Indianapolis. Some years ago Captain and Mrs. Sherwood went to Washington, and they now reside in a suburban home upon Anacostia Heights. Mrs. Sherwood sent out letters, stories and miscellaneous articles to various publications, some of which were the Indianapolis " Daily Commercial," "Star in the West," "Forney's Sunday Chronicle," "Ladies' Repository." "Christian Leader," Santa Barbara " Press" and a number of church papers. Those articles were signed with her own name or the pen-name "Jennie Crayon." In 1889 she entered upon the career of an active journalist and accepted an appointment u|>on the staff of the "Sunday Herald," of Washington, D. C. In addition to her work upon the local journal, she contributes occasionally to the New York "Sun" and acts as special correspondent of the "World." EMIIY LEE SHERWOOD. As she is an all-round writer, she turns out with equal facility and grace of diction books, reviews, stones, character sketches, society notes and reports. She has recently published one novel, "Willis Peyton's Inheritance" (Boston). She is a member of the American Society of Authors, of New York City. She is a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, of the National Press League, and the Triennial Council of Women, besides several other women's organizations. She does a good deal of church work and is now corresponding secretary of the Woman's Centenary Association of the Universalist Church. She is social in her nature and is thoroughly a woman's woman.