Biography and History

Agnes Repplier was an American essayist and biographer. Her writing career spanned sixty-five years, during which time she developed friendships with many noted writers, artists and scholars. Repplier achieved literary success in 1886 with the publication of her essay "Children, Past and Present" in the Atlantic Monthly. She also published essays in Life magazine, Appleton's Magazine, The New Republic, Harper's, Century Magazine, and The Yale Review. Her published books include Books and Men (1888), A Happy Half Century (1908), Life of Pere Marquette (1929), and Agnes Irwin (1934). Repplier was a founding member of the Cosmopolitan Club in Philadelphia in 1886. She received honorary doctor of letters degrees from several universities including Princeton University, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia.

Source: From the finding aid for C1186