Lucy Akerman

AKERMAN, Lucy Evelina, (née Metcalf). b. Wrentham, Massachusetts, 21 February 1816; d. Providence, Rhode Island, 21 February 1874. She was an active Unitarian: some of her hymns were printed at Boston, with those of Jones Very*, under the title of Order of Exercises at the Unitarian Festival, Faneuil Hall, Tuesday, May 26 1863. Another volume, Nothing but leaves: a poem, was published at Philadelphia in 1868. She married Charles Akerman. The couple lived at Providence, Rhode Island, where, after her death, her poems were published as Nothing but leaves and other poems (1875). It was dedicated by her children to their father, as the ‘Poetical Remains of Our Sainted Mother’. She is remembered...

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