Cary, Alice

BORN 26 Apr 1820, Mount Healthy, Ohio (near Cincinnati) - DIED 12 Feb 1871, New York City, New York
GRAVE LOCATION New York City, New York: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn (Section K, Lot 13769)

Alice Cary was the daughter of farm owner Robert Cary. When she was seventeen and her sister Phoebe thirteen they started writing verses that were published in newspapers. Her "The Child of Sorrow" (1838) was favourable received by Edgar Allen Poe, Horace Greeley and others. In 1849 they published "Poems of Alice and Phoebe Cary".

In 1850 they moved from Ohio to New York, where they continued writing and became well known. Alice also wrote stories, among them "A Book for Young Folks". During the last part of her life she was an invalid. She died in 1871, aged only 50.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Cary, Phoebe


The grave of Alice and Phoebe Cary at the Greenwood Cemetery, New York City.
Picture by Androom (15 Apr 2010)


Wikipedia (EN):

Cary, Phoebe

Published: 31 Oct 2010
Last update: 25 Feb 2022