Louise Imogen Guiney
The daughter of Gen. Patrick R. Guiney, an Irish-born American Civil War officer and lawyer, and Jeannette Margaret Doyle, she was raised as a Christian and educated at a convent school and in Providence, Rhode Island, from which she graduated in 1879.
Over the next 20 years, she worked at various jobs, including serving as a postmistress and working in the field of cataloging at the Boston Public Library. She was a member of several literary and social clubs, and according to her friend Ralph Adams Cram was "the most vital and creative personal influence" on their circle of writers and artists in Boston (see Visionists).
In 1901, Guiney moved to Oxford, England, to focus on her poetry and essay writing. She soon began to suffer from illness and was no longer able to write poetry, instead concentrating on critical and biographical studies of Catholic poets and writers.
- Songs at the Start (1884, poetry)
- Goose-Quill Papers (1885, essays)
- The White Sail and Other Poems (1887, poetry)
- Brownies and Bogles (1888, poetry)
- Monsieur Henri: A Foot-Note to French History (1892, essays)
- A Roadside Harp (1893, poetry)
- A Little English Gallery (1895, essays)
- Robert Louis Stevenson (1895, biography, with Alice Brown)
- Lovers' Saint Ruth's and Three Other Tales (1895, short stories)
- Nine Sonnets Written at Oxford (1895, poetry)
- Patrins (1897, essays)
- England and Yesterday (1898, poetry)
- The Martyrs' Idyl and Shorter Poems (1899, poetry)
- Robert Emmet (1904)
- The Princess of the Tower (1906, poetry)
- Blessed Edmund Campion (1908)
- Happy Ending (1909, poetry, her collected verse)
- Letters (1926, letters) (posthumously)
- Recusant Poets (1939, ed., with Geoffrey Bliss) (posthumously)
- The American Magazine, Vol 8 (1888)
- Cram, Ralph Adams (1936). My Life in Architecture. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company. p. 14.
- "Vassar College Libraries - ''Guide to the Louise Imogen Guiney Papers''". Specialcollections.vassar.edu. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
- Fairbanks, Henry G., Louise Imogen Guiney, New York: Twayne Publishers Inc., 1975. ISBN 978-0805703429.
- Reichardt, Mary R. (ed.), Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook, Portsmouth, NH: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 2001. ISBN 978-0313311475.
- Tenison, E.M., Louise Imogen Guiney,: Her Life And Works, 1861-1920, London: Macmillan, London, 1923. ASIN: B000859GVG 1923.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "article name needed". New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
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- Works by Louise Imogen Guiney at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Louise Imogen Guiney at Internet Archive
- Works by Louise Imogen Guiney at LibriVox (public domain audiobooks)
- Essays by Louise Imogen Guiney at Quotidiana.org
- Louise Imogen Guiney Papers, 1884-1979 (bulk 1884-1921), Vassar College Libraries
- Louise Imogen Guiney Collection: Late nineteenth-century works by this American poet and essayist, (95 titles). From the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the Library of Congress