Margaret Wade Campbell Deland

Photo: Margaret Deland, 1894, public domain

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Besides writing poetry, Margaret Deland also wrote short stories and novels. Her texts about flowers have been set by Amy Marcy Beach and Edward MacDowell.

A native of Pennsylvania, Deland has only one volume of verse: The Old Garden and Other Verses (1886). Her most famous work is the novel John Ward, Preacher, though her other books and two-part autobiography were also popular. Deland and her husband took in unmarried women.

–Christie Finn

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