- NAME: Grace Greenwood
- OCCUPATION: Journalist, Author, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: September 23, 1823
- DEATH DATE: April 20, 1904
- Did You Know?: In 1853, Greenwood and her husband published what was reportedly the first U.S. magazine for children.
- EDUCATION: Greenwood Institute, Rochester High School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Pompey, New York
- PLACE OF DEATH: New Rochelle, New York
- Originally: Sara Jane Clarke
- AKA: Grace Greenwood
- AKA: Sara Jane Lippincott
- AKA: Sara J. Clarke
- AKA: Mrs. Leander Lippincott
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Grace Greenwood was a 19th century poet, journalist and activist who championed many progressive causes while creating a path for women in news media.
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Greenwood joined the staff of The London Journal and received praise from Queen Victoria herself for her writing on the monarch as found in the 1883 book Victoria, Queen of England (also cited as Queen Victoria: Her Girlhood and Womanhood). And back home, Greenwood's "Washington Letters," a column which had been published for decades in the Saturday Evening Post, continued to run until 1897.
Over the years,
Greenwood published many books, including Greenwood Leaves (1850; a collection of her articles) as well as A Forest Tragedy, And Other Tales (1856), Stories of Many Lands (1866) and New Life in New Lands: Notes of Travel (1872).
Suffering from bronchitis, Greenwood died at her daughter's home in New Rochelle, New York, on April 20, 1904, at age 80.
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