Helen Gray Cone

Helen Gray Cone (March 8, 1859 – January 31, 1934) was a poet and professor of English literature.wikipedia
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Hunter College

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She spent her entire career at Hunter College in New York City.
The first female professor at the school, Helen Gray Cone, was elected to the position in 1899.

New York City

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She spent her entire career at Hunter College in New York City.

Phi Beta Kappa

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She graduated in 1876 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and became an instructor in the Normal College English department.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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The book was reprinted by Houghton Mifflin in 1893, after that press released her The Ride to the Lady in 1891.

Harper's Magazine

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She wrote fiction as well in this period, publishing a short story in Harper's Magazine in 1886.

Macbeth

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In addition to poetry and fiction, she wrote literary criticism (her 1890 history of American literature was republished in a 2000 anthology ), co-edited Pen-Portraits of Literary Women with Jeanette L. Gilder (New York: Cassell, 1887) and provided notes for Houghton Mifflin's Riverside editions of Shakespeare's Macbeth (1897), Hamlet (1897), Merchant of Venice (1900), and Twelfth Night (1901).

Hamlet

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In addition to poetry and fiction, she wrote literary criticism (her 1890 history of American literature was republished in a 2000 anthology ), co-edited Pen-Portraits of Literary Women with Jeanette L. Gilder (New York: Cassell, 1887) and provided notes for Houghton Mifflin's Riverside editions of Shakespeare's Macbeth (1897), Hamlet (1897), Merchant of Venice (1900), and Twelfth Night (1901).

The Merchant of Venice

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In addition to poetry and fiction, she wrote literary criticism (her 1890 history of American literature was republished in a 2000 anthology ), co-edited Pen-Portraits of Literary Women with Jeanette L. Gilder (New York: Cassell, 1887) and provided notes for Houghton Mifflin's Riverside editions of Shakespeare's Macbeth (1897), Hamlet (1897), Merchant of Venice (1900), and Twelfth Night (1901).

Twelfth Night

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In addition to poetry and fiction, she wrote literary criticism (her 1890 history of American literature was republished in a 2000 anthology ), co-edited Pen-Portraits of Literary Women with Jeanette L. Gilder (New York: Cassell, 1887) and provided notes for Houghton Mifflin's Riverside editions of Shakespeare's Macbeth (1897), Hamlet (1897), Merchant of Venice (1900), and Twelfth Night (1901).

Honorary degree

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She was awarded honorary degrees by New York University in 1908 and Hunter in 1920.

New York University

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She was awarded honorary degrees by New York University in 1908 and Hunter in 1920.

Occasional poetry

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Cone was frequently called upon to read occasional poems at college functions, from her student days into her retirement.

Alma mater

Blanche Colton Williams

She retired in 1926, replaced as department head by fiction writer Blanche Colton Williams.

Eudora Stone Bumstead

Along with several other young writers, including: C. A. Stephens, William S. Walsh, Robert M. Walsh, Helen Gray Cone, Eleanor C. Donnelly, Mary Sheldon Barnes, Theodora Robinson Jenness, F. ("Fern") Hamilton, and Edwin Roth Champlin ("Clarence Fairfield"), Bumstead got her start as a writer at Our Young Folks.

Jeannette Leonard Gilder

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Gilder was the editor of Representative Poems of Living Poets (with her brother, Joseph Benson Gilder); Essays from the Critic (with Helen Gray Cone); Pen Portraits of Literary Women; and The Heart of Youth, an anthology; as well as the owner and editor of The Reader: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine.

Lydia Fowler Wadleigh

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Her death was marked by a standing-room-only funeral at University Place Presbyterian Church, including a eulogy in verse by poet Helen Gray Cone, another alumna.