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Ann Eliza Bleecker, now seen as the finest American lyricist of the late eighteenth century, left only about thirty-six of her poems extant; she destroyed the rest. Two prose fictions were also published after her early death.
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October 1752 Ann Eliza Schuyler (later AEB) was born in New York, the youngest child in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
23 November 1783 AEB died at her estate of Tomhanick, New York: at least partly, it was said, of grief. Bibliographic Citation link.
October 1793 The Posthumous Works of Ann Eliza Bleecker in Prose and Verse were published, edited by her daughter Margaretta Faugeres, who was herself a writer. Bibliographic Citation link.
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