Partner Vida Dutton Scudder, buried together
Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, Stati Uniti
45 Leighton Rd, Wellesley, MA 02482, USA
Philbrook Farm Inn, 881 North Rd, Shelburne, NH 03581
Newton Cemetery, 791 Walnut St, Newton Centre, MA 02459, Stati Uniti
Converse (April 30, 1871 – February 13, 1967) was an American author. Vida Dutton Scudder
lived for 35 years with the writer
Florence Converse, her ‘comrade and companion’. They taught and did
Settlement work together, and wrote fiction drawing on their relationship.
Their friends Katharine Coman
and Katharine Lee Bates,
professors of economics and sociology, and English, respectively,
co-founders of the Rivington Street Settlement, and partners for a quarter
of a century, left Bates’ celebrated and loving poetic memoriam of Coman’s
illness and death from breast cancer, the earliest such record in American
Florence Converse was born in New Orleans in 1871.
She graduated from Wellesley College in 1893 and was a member of the editorial staff of ''The Churchman'' from 1900 to 1908, when she joined the staff of the ''Atlantic Monthly''.
In 1897 she wrote Diana Victrix, which glorifies women who remain single and are romantic friends.
She was in a lesbian relationship with Vida Dutton Scudder and they are buried alongside each other at Newton Cemetery, Newton, Massachusetts.
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