Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney
|Julia Abigail Carney|
|Born||Julia Abigail Fletcher
April 6, 1823
|Died||November 1, 1908(aged 85)|
|Known for||"Little Things".|
|Spouse(s)||Thomas J. Carney|
Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney, born Julia Fletcher (April 6, 1823, Lancaster, Massachusetts – November 1, 1908, Galesburg, Illinois) was an American educator and poet. She wrote the poem "Little things".
Educated at Lancaster Academy, Julia Fletcher achieved fame in 1845 for her poem "Little Things". In 1849 she married Thomas J. Carney, a Universalist minister; four of the couple's nine children died in infancy.
- Herringshaw, T. W., Herringshaw's national library of American biography, 5 vols, 1909-14
- For different accounts of the publishing history of this poem, see Gardner, Martin, Famous Poems from Bygone Days, 1995, p. 35
- Litvin, Martin. Papers re: Julia Fletcher Carney, 1843-1988 at Andover-Harvard Theological Library
- "Mrs. T. J. Carney". Hymnary. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
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