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Carolyn Wells

1862–1942

Carolyn Wells was born on June 18, 1862, in Rahway, New Jersey. A highly prolific writer, she was known for her children’s stories, mystery novels, and humorous verse. Her books include A Nonsense Anthology (Scribner’s Sons, 1902) and The Book of Humorous Verse (George H. Doran, 1920). She died in New York City on March 26, 1942.

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