Woman of the Century/Susan Marr Spalding

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SPALDING, Mrs. Susan Marr, poet, was born in Bath, Me. Her maiden name was Marr. SUSAN MARR SPALDING A woman of the century (page 682 crop).jpgSUSAN MARR SPALDING. Her youth was passed in Rath, and she studied in a seminary. Her parents died, while she was a girl, and she went to New York City to live in the family of an uncle, a clergyman. At an early age she became the wife of Mr. Spalding, a cultured and literary man. They settled in Philadelphia, Pa., where Mr. Spalding died shortly after. She continues to make her home in that city, though her time is passed mostly among relatives and friend in answer to the demands made upon her as nurse and counselor. She is a woman of varied accomplishments. Her poetical career dates back to her girlhood. Her poems are artistic productions, and she excels in sonnet writing. Ranking among the most successful sonnet writers of the day. her work has a peculiar charm. She has contributed to many prominent periodicals