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, Alice served as the first president of Sorosis, the first all-women’s club. She died on February 12, 1871, in New York.