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Merritt, Anna Massey Lealocked

(13 September 1844–07 April 1930)
  • Phyllis Peet

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Merritt, Anna Massey Lea (13 September 1844–07 April 1930), painter, printmaker, and writer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Joseph Lea, Jr., a textile manufacturer, and Susanna Massey. Her Quaker-turned-Unitarian parents sent her to progressive schools, including abolitionists Theodore Dwight Weld...

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