Alice Cary

1820 –

Alice Cary was born on April 26, 1820, near Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the coauthor of The Poems of Alice and Phoebe Carey (T.Y. Crowell & Company, 1903) with her sister Phoebe; Lyra and Other Poems (Redfield, 1852); Poems (Ticknor and Fields, 1855); and Ballads, Lyrics and Hymns (Hurd and Houghton, 1866).

A supporter of the women’s suffrage and abolitionist movements, Cary served as the first president of Sorosis, the first women’s civic organization formed in the United States. She died on February 12, 1871, in New York.