Download a Self-Guided Walk in Mount Auburn Cemetery to Commemorate
the 100th Anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment.
On August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified granting women the right to vote. Learn about the women buried at Mount Auburn who fought for women’s suffrage. Click below to download the PDF.
by Rev. Rosemarie Smurzynski
In the first half of the nineteenth-century, women authored poetry was primarily found in women’s magazines such as Godey’s Lady Book, Graham’s Magazine and the Lady’s Wreath. In time, more prestigious periodicals such as the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, North American Review, and Century Magazine would provide a wider audience for nineteenth-century popular women poets. Several of these women poets were buried here at Mount Auburn. While many have written about domesticity, liberal Christianity, romanticism, familial grief, and nationalism, not all of these one-time popular women poets were alike.
Maria White Lowell, Louise Chandler Moulton, Annie Adams Fields, Frances Sargent Osgood, Fanny Parnell, Caroline Frances Orne, Amy Lowell and Julia Ward Howe are just a few of the female poets who are buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Join the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery in celebrating the poetry of some of Mount Auburn’s resident poets:
Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Gamaliel Bradford, Christopher Pearse Cranch, Oliver Wendell Holmes, David McCord, Louise Chandler Moulton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Amy Lowell, James Russell Lowell, Maria White Lowell, Frances Sargent Osgood, Fanny Parnell and Nathaniel Parker Willis.