Eleanor Percy Ware Lee

“Eleanor Percy Ware, sister of Catherine A. Warfield, …was born in Natchez, on the Mississippi river, about 1820.  She was educated at Philadelphia with her sister, and then for several years resided at Cincinnati.  In the volume of poems by ‘Two Sisters of the West,’ at New York, in 1843, were two or three pieces from her pen which have been much admired and widely circulated.  “To the Indian Chamber and other Poems,’ published at Cincinnati, in 1846, she contributed ‘The Stormy-Petrel,’ ‘ The Natchez Light-House,’ ‘The Sun-Struck Eagle,’ and several lighter poems which are characterized by peculiar gracefulness of thought and sprightliness of versification.

Miss Ware was married at Cincinnati to H.W. Lee, of Vicksburg, Mississippi.  She died in Natchez, when about thirty years of age.”

Source:  The Poets and Poetry of the West: with Biographical and Critical Notices, by William Turner Coggeshall, Follett, Foster and Co. publishers, Columbus, 1860, page 325


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