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LEONARD, Agnes, author, born in Louisville, Kentucky, 20 January, 1842. She was educated at Henry female college, Newcastle, Kentucky, of which her father, Dr. Oliver L. Leonard, was president. At the beginning of the civil war the family removed to Chicago, as the father favored the national cause, while the daughter remained a warm friend of the south. Miss Leonard married Dr. Simson E. Sealand, in 1868, and subsequently Samuel H. Hill. She began writing verses for the "Louisville Journal" at the age of thirteen, has contributed editorials to Chicago daily papers, edited the Chicago "Sorosis" in 1868, and the "Chaffee County Times," Colonel, from 1880 till 1882, and has been associate editor of the "Dispatch," at Leadville, Colonel, in 1886-'7. She has gained note as a lecturer, and is the author of "Myrtle Blossoms" (Chicago, 1863); "Vanquished," a novel (New York, 1866); and "Heights and Depths" (Chicago, 1871).
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