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DUBOSE, Catherine Anne, poet, born in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, England, 19 September 1826. When she was about five years of age her father, the Rev. William Richards, a Baptist clergyman, emigrated to the United States, settling first at Hudson, New York, and subsequently making his home in Georgia. Her education was begun in New York City and completed at Midway, Georgia On 20 June. 1848, she married Charles W. Dubose, a lawyer of Sparta, Georgia Her contributions to literature have been chiefly in the form of tales and poems, appearing in journals and magazines, usually over the pen name of "Leila Cameron." Some of her best efforts were published in the "Southern Literary Gazette" (Charleston, S. C.), of which her brother, the Rev. William C. Richards, was editor. In the "Orion Magazine," of Georgia, was published a prize poem by her entitled " Wachulla," after the fountain of that name at Tallahassee, Fla. In 1858 she published " The Pastor's Household," a prose story for the young. She completed a second story, called " The Elliot Family," but the manuscript was destroyed in a fire in New York. She is a sister of the artist, T. Addison Richards of that City.
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