CLARK, KATE UPSON, 1851-1935.


Editor; journalist, author. Born– February 22, 1851, Camden. (Raised in Charlemont, Mass.) Parents– Edwin and Priscilla (Maxwell) Upson. Married– Edward Perkins Clark, January 1, 1874. Children– three. Education– Wheaton Female Seminary, Norton, Mass., 1869; Westfield Normal School, 1872. Taught in Cleveland, Ohio; edited the Springfield Republican and the New York Evening Post.  Contributed articles to various periodicals including Atlantic Monthly, Christian Herald,  Godey’s Lady’s Book, Harper’s Magazine.  Lectured on cultural, political, and literary subjects.  Spoke in support of women’s suffrage.  Trustee of Wheaton College.  Died February 17, 1935.


Owen’s Story of Alabama and Biographical Dictionary of Southern Authors; Finding Aid to the Kate Upson Clark Papers, Five Colleges Archives and Manuscript Collections website.


Art and Citizenship. New York; Eaton & Mains, 1907.

Bringing Up Boys. New York; Crowell, 1899.

The Dole Twins; or, Child Life in New England in 1807. Boston; Page, 1907.

Donald’s Good Hen; the Nearly True Story of a Real Hen. Salem, Mass.; S.E. Cassino & Son, 1905.

How Dexter Paid His Way. New York; Crowell, 1901.

Move Upward. New York; Crowell, 1902.

Prologue; Poems. Norton, Mass.; s.n. (handwritten manuscript), 1900.

Susan Hayes Ward; an Appreciation. New York; s.n. (manuscript), 1916.

Up the Witch Brook Road. New York; J. F. Taylor & Co., 1902.

White Butterflies. New York; J. F. Taylor & Co., 1900.


The papers of Catherine Upson Clarke are held by the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.