Bates, Katharine Lee

Bates, Katharine Lee,

1859–1929, American author, b. Falmouth, Mass., grad. Wellesley, 1880. She was professor of English literature at Wellesley (1891–1925). Her hymn, "America the Beautiful," first appeared in the Congregationalist magazine on July 4, 1895. Besides several books of poems, she wrote scholarly works and books for children.


See biography by D. W. B. Burgess (1952).

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Bates, Katharine Lee. "For Katharine Coman's Family and Innermost Circle of Friends." Katharine Coman Papers.