Kansas Women in Literature

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ELLEN PALMER ALLERTON.

Ellen Palmer Allerton, the sweet and gentle poetess, beloved of Kansas, lived at Padonia, in Brown County, when she wrote her famous poem, "Wall of Corn."

She was past her prime when she came to Kansas from the Wisconsin home, the subject of many of her noble gems. As she grew older, she grew stronger in poetic strength.

Three volumes of poems have been published, "Walls of Corn and Other Poems," "Annabel and Other Poems," and "Poems of the Prairie." Her "Walls of Corn," written in 1884, famous from the first, as used as railroad immigration advertising, was translated in several languages and distributed all over Europe. This and her "Trail of Forty-nine" are her best, although the classic beauty of "Beautiful Things" is unsurpassed by any other American writer.

"Beautiful twilight, at set of sun,
Beautiful goal, with race well run,
Beautiful rest, with work well done."

is a fitting close to the beautiful, useful life of the author.

Mrs. Allerton was born in Centerville. New York, in 1835 and began writing verse at the age of seventeen. Much as she has written. yet writing was only a pastime. She never let it interfere with her housework. Thoroughly practical, she did all her own work, just because she loved to do it. Her flowers of which she had many, in doors and out, resulted in many noble, inspiring lines. In 1862, she was

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  • Title Page *
  • Effie Graham. 7
  • Esther M. Clark. 9
  • Mary Vance Humphrey. 11
  • Kate A. Aplington. 13
  • Emma Upton Vaughn. 15
  • Jessie Wright Whitecomb. 16
  • Myra Williams Jarrell. 17
  • Ellen Palmer Allerton. 19
  • Emma Tanner Wood. 21
  • Cornelia M. Stockton. 23
  • Margaret Hill Mccarter. 27
  • Margaret Perkins. 33
  • Anna E. Arnold. 35
  • Index. 42
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