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Monroe, Harrietlocked

(23 December 1860–26 September 1936)
  • Kimberly Markowski


Monroe, Harriet (23 December 1860–26 September 1936), poet and editor, was born Hattie Monroe in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Henry Stanton Monroe, a lawyer, and Martha Mitchell. Her parents, both of Scotch ancestry and moderately wealthy, came to Chicago in the early 1850s. Their differing personalities created tension that colored Harriet’s childhood. The family enjoyed material prosperity until bad decisions in rebuilding his law practice after the Chicago fire of 1871 caused serious career reverses for Henry Monroe....

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