Encyclopedia Virginia: Children's Literature http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/img/EV_Logo_sm.gif Encyclopedia Virginia This is the url http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org The first and ultimate online reference work about the Commonwealth /Meade_Julian_R_1909-1940 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:12:26 EST Meade, Julian R. (1909–1940) http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Meade_Julian_R_1909-1940 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 18:12:26 EST]]> /Roberts_Ruby_Altizer_1907-2004 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:19:21 EST <![CDATA[Roberts, Ruby Altizer (1907–2004)]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Roberts_Ruby_Altizer_1907-2004 Ruby Altizer Roberts is the author of two collections of poetry, three memoirs, a children's book, and a genealogy. She was named Virginia's first female poet laureate in 1950 and, until 1994, was the only woman to have held the post. In addition, Roberts edited the poetry journal The Lyric from 1952 until 1977. In 1961 she received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, and in 1992, the General Assembly designated her Poet Laureate Emerita of Virginia.
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/Chalmers_Anna_Maria_Mead_1809-1891 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:16:26 EST <![CDATA[Chalmers, Anna Maria Mead (1809–1891)]]> http://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Chalmers_Anna_Maria_Mead_1809-1891 Anna Maria Mead Chalmers was a writer and educator. She authored numerous children's books in the 1830s, later wrote short works of fiction and devotion, and contributed to the Boston Home Journal, the New York Churchman, the New York Tribune, and the Southern Literary Messenger. In 1841, she opened a Richmond boarding and day school for girls, called Mrs. Mead's School, and served as principal for twelve years. The rigorous curriculum was comparable to the best available education for boys in Virginia. Chalmers was married three times, and she outlived all three husbands and three out of four of her children. She settled in Halifax County with her third husband in 1856, and there she raised money and taught at Sunday schools for freedpeople that she established. In addition, in 1877 she formed the Southern Churchman Cot fund to support beds for poor children at Retreat for the Sick, a Richmond hospital. She died in Albemarle County in 1891.
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