Anna Drinker [Edith May] portrait

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Image Description:
Portrait of Anna Drinker from the Simon Gratz collection [0250A].  Drinker was educated in Philadelphia, and resided principally in Montrose, Pennsylvania.  She is best known by her pen name, "Edith May."  Her contributions to Sartain's Magazine and to the Home Journal, between 1848 and 1850, attracted much attention.  She published Poems by Edith May (Philadelphia, 1854); Tales and Verses for Children (1855); and Katy's Story.

This digital record contains one image of one portrait from folder 22 ( labelled as: "Drinker, Anna (Edith May) Am. Poets") of box 7/4 (labelled as: "American Poets: Dalzell, James M. - Furness, William Henry"). The folder also contains two letters written by Drinker which are currently undigitized.
Eng'd by J. Rogers
Edith May
(below portrait)

Anna Drinker, (pen name "Edith May") (bottom-right)
Simon Gratz collection
Related Person or Organization:
John Rogers, 1808-1888 (engraver)
Library of Congress Subjects:
May, Edith, 1827- [info:lc/authorities/names/nr97009670]
Poets, American [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85103735]
Quaker women [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85147407]