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DARGAN, Clara Victoria, poet, born near Winnsboro, South Carolina, about 1840. She was of French descent, and of a family whose wealth was lost in the downfall of the Confederacy. Her early education was very carefully conducted, and she was especially skilled in music. From 1852 till 1865 she resided with her family in Columbia, S.C. She began writing sketches and songs at the age of ten, and a year later produced a story that was much admired. Her first published poem was "Forever Thine," in the Charleston "Courant" in 1859, under the pseudonym of "Claudia." During the following year she wrote several stories for the " Southern Guardian," signed " Esther Chesney." In 1863 she edited the literary department of the "Edgefield Advertiser," and became a contributor to various other periodicals. After the close of the civil war she became a teacher in Yorkville, S.C. She is the author of "Riverlands," a story of life on the River Ashley, which originally appeared as a prize story in the "Southern Field and Fireside" (1863), and of another novel that obtained a prize and was published as a serial.
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