Anne Kelledy Gilbert (1859-1944)

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Anne Kelledy Gilbert (1859 – 1944) was a DC resident and author of a book of poems, The Angel of the Battlefield (1928). She also was included in the anthology District of Columbia Poets: An Anthology of 32 Contemporaries, edited by Edith Mirick (1932). The latter’s introduction praises her as a “true prophet of her native city,” stating that “Mrs. Gilbert has devoted her art deliberately to celebrating her city, and her book is one of the few which have kept this purpose in mind.” Born in Port Gibson, MS, Gilbert contributed to such periodicals as the Washington Post, New York Times, and Literary Digest. She is buried in Neenah, WI, the home of her husband, Albert Morgan Gilbert.

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written by Kim Roberts, January 2015

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