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Katharine Lee Bates

Katharine Lee Bates
Short Name: Katharine Lee Bates
Full Name: Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929
Birth Year: 1859
Death Year: 1929

Katharine Lee Bates was born in Falmouth, Mass., August 12, 1859. Her father was a pastor in the Congregational Church; he died when she was an infant. Her mother moved the family to Wellesley. She received a B.A. (1880) and M.A. (1891) from Wellesley College. She taught high school from 1880-1885 and then was a professor of English literature at Wellesley. She wrote poetry, children's stories, textbooks and travel books. In the summer if 1893 when she was lecturing at Colorado College she went to the top of Pike's Peak. Inspired by the beauty of the view she wrote all four verses of "America the Beautiful" which was an instant hit when it was published. She had an intimate relationship with Katharine Coman, dean of Wellesley, who she lived with for 25 years, until Coman's death. "Yellow Clover: A Book of Remembrance" celebrates their love and partnership.She enjoyed traveling, the out of doors, reading and friends,

Dianne Shapiro from Woman's Who's who in America, 1914-1915 by John William Leonard, New York: The American Commonwealth Company and Harvard Square Library, Digital Library of Unitarian Universalist Biographies, History, Books and Media (http://harvardsquarelibrary.org/cambridge-harvard/katharine-lee-bates/) (accessed 7-4-2018

Wikipedia Biography

Katharine Lee Bates (August 12, 1859 – March 28, 1929) was an American songwriter. She is remembered as the author of the words to the anthem "America the Beautiful". She popularized "Mrs. Santa Claus" through her poem Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride (1889).

Texts by Katharine Lee Bates (12)sort descendingAsInstances
Dear God our Father, at thy knee confessingKatherine Lee Bates (Author)14
Hosanna to the Son of David, Hosanna, Thy palmtrees fed with dew and sunKatherine Lee Bates (Author)3
My synod of the fearless faithKatherine Lee Bates (Author)2
O beautiful for patriot dreamKatherine Lee Bates, 1859-1929 (Author)1
O beautiful for spacious skiesKatharine Lee Bates (Author)446
Oh bella por tu cielo azulCatherine L. Bates, 1859-1929 (Author)2
Our fathers, in the years grown dimKatharine L. Bates (Author)2
Peace on earth! The morrow bringeth mirthKatharine Lee Bates (Author)1
The kings of the east are ridingKatharine L Bates (Author)9
Thy palm trees fed with dew and sunKatharine L. Bates (Author)3
Under the drifted snows with weeping and holy riteKatharine Lee Bates (Author)2
Very swiftly bear thine angelsKatharine Lee Bates (Author)1

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