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  • Linton, W. J., ed. Catoninetales: A Domestic Epic. [Attri. to Hattie Brown, Linton's pseudonym]. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1891. Internet Archive
  • --. Claribel and Other Poems. London: Simpkin, Marshall, 1865. Internet Archive
  • --. Heliconundrums. Hamden, Conn.: Appledore, 1892.
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James A. Bland, perhaps the greatest African-American folksong writer, was born in 1854 in Flushing, New York. His father, who received a law degree from Howard University, was the first African American appointed examiner to the United States Patent Office.

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  • Rankin, Jeremiah Eames. Gospel Temperance Hymnal. 1878.
  • --. Gospel Bells. 1883.
  • --. German-English Lyrics, Sacred and Secular. 1897.
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On August 11, 1836, Sarah Morgan Bryan was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the daughter of Southern gentry. After her mother's death in 1844, she lived with different family members before entering Henry Female College in a four-year general degree program in 1855.

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Clara G. Dolliver, a San Franciscan, published poems and short stories in journals such as St. Nicholas Magazine and Oliver Optic's Magazine. She was especially well-known for the poem "No Baby in the House" (see Nancy J. Peters and Lawrence Ferlingetti, Literary San Francisco [San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1980]: 46-48).

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