Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe

Louise Amelia Knapp Smith was born in New Jersey in 1819. The Herald first published Louise’s letters and poems in 1851 under the pseudonym of Dame Shirley. She went on to become a well-respected schoolteacher and a leading figure in California’s early literary scene.

Past Events

Book Discussion at The Mechanics’ Institute Library

Thursday Feb 19 2009   12:00:00
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