Woman of the Century/Sarah Chauncey Woolsey
WOOLSEY, Miss Sarah Channcey, poet, known to the world by her pen-name "Susan Coolidge," born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1845. She is descended from noted New England families, the Woolseys and Dwights, of Connecticut. Her father was the brother of President Theodore Dwight Woolsey. of Yale. She received a careful education, but her literary work did not begin till 1871. She has contributed many excellent poems and prose sketches to the newspapers and magazines, and her productions are widely quoted. She has published two volumes of verse: "Verses," in 1880, and "A Few More Verses," in 1889. She has contributed to various periodicals. Some of her best known poems are "Influence," "When?" "Commissioned," "Benedicam Domino," "The Cradle Tomb," "Before the Sun," and "Laborare Est Orare." Her "Katy-Did" series is best known of her juvenile books. She has also published "A Short History of Philadelphia." a translation of Theophile Gautier's "My Household of Pets," and edited the life and letters of Mrs. Delany and Madame D'Arblay in an abridged form. Her home is in Newport. R. I.