Frances Sargent Osgood

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Birthday
18, 1811
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
May 12, 1850 (38)
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Birthday
18, 1811
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Death Date
May 12, 1850 (38)

About

Nineteenth-century American poet and author who is remembered for such popular works as The Casket of Fate and Puss in Boots. She was one of the best-known female writers of her generation.

Before Fame

She became a published author at the age of fourteen, when her work was accepted by Juvenile Miscellany, a children's poetry periodical.

Trivia

She died in 1850 of tuberculosis.

Family Life

She married Samuel Stillman Osgood in 1835. The two separated for a time, but were reunited several years before Frances Osgood's death.

Associated With

She and Edgar Allan Poe famously exchanged love poetry for years.

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